Small Cafe Designs: 20 Aspirational Examples in Plan & Section

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© Yu Cheng © Yu Cheng The interior design of a coffee shop can make-or-break an establishment. With an inviting design, you can transform drinking a simple cup of coffee into a wonderful experience. However, when you only have a few square meters and various machines and properties to distribute, finding an efficient configuration is not easy. To help you make better use of small spaces, below we have gathered a selection of 20 small cafe projects alongside their design drawings.

12,000 Pink-Painted Wooden Sticks / Ideo arquitectura

© Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal
Cortesía de Ideo arquitectura Cortesía de Ideo arquitectura
Cortesía de Ideo arquitectura Cortesía de Ideo arquitectura

Black Drop Coffee Shop / ark4lab of Architecture

© studiovd.gr © studiovd.gr
Cortesía de ark4lab of Architecture Cortesía de ark4lab of Architecture

Jury / Biasol

 

© Martina Gemmola © Martina Gemmola
Cortesía de Biasol Cortesía de Biasol
Cortesía de Biasol Cortesía de Biasol

DALLAH / Associated Architects Partnership

© Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado
Cortesía de Associated Architects Partnership Cortesía de Associated Architects Partnership
Cortesía de Associated Architects Partnership Cortesía de Associated Architects Partnership

Proti Proudu Bistro / Mimosa architekti

© BoysPlayNice © BoysPlayNice
Cortesía de Mimosa architekti
Cortesía de Mimosa architekti
© Dirk Weiblen
Cortesía de Alberto Caiola
Cortesía de Studio DiDeA + Dario De Benedictis
Cortesía de Studio DiDeA + Dario De Benedictis
Cortesía de Studio DiDeA + Dario De Benedictis
© Danyi Balázs
Cortesía de sporaarchitects
Cortesía de sporaarchitects
© Yu Cheng
Cortesía de Office AIO
Cortesía de Office AIO
© Paulina Sasinowska (smileUPyourself), Mateusz Wójcicki
Cortesía de xm3
Cortesía de xm3
© Miguel de Guzmán
Cortesía de Andrés Jaque
Cortesía de Andrés Jaque
© Moritz Bernoully
Cortesía de Cadena Concept Design
Cortesía de Cadena Concept Design
© Konstantinos Kontos
Cortesía de Georges Batzios Architects
Cortesía de Georges Batzios Architects
Cortesía de Una Arquitetos
Cortesía de Una Arquitetos
Cortesía de Una Arquitetos
© Soopakorn Srisakul
Cortesía de I Like Design Studio
Cortesía de I Like Design Studio
© MCA Estúdio
Cortesía de Tavares Duayer Arquitetura
Cortesía de Tavares Duayer Arquitetura
© Serena Eller Vanicher
Cortesía de Filippo Bombace
Cortesía de Filippo Bombace
© Peter Dixie
Cortesía de Lukstudio
© Gabriel Castro
Cortesía de PAA Arquitetura Comercial + Marina Garcia
Cortesía de PAA Arquitetura Comercial + Marina Garcia
© Lu Hengzhong
Cortesía de GOA
Cortesía de GOA
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Fjordenhus / Studio Olafur Eliasson + Sebastian Behmann

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© Anders Sune Berg © Anders Sune Berg
  • Artist: Olafur Eliasson
  • Project Architect: Caspar Teichgräber
  • Local Architect: Lundgaard & Tranberg Architecture
  • Landscape Architect: Vogt Landscape Ltd
  • Client: Kirk Kapital
  • Project Manager: Flemming Hoff Jakobsen, Hundsbæk & Henriksen A/S Construction
  • Manager: Jørn Andreasen, Hundsbæk & Henriksen A/S
  • Technical Supervision: Hundsbæk & Henriksen A/S
  • Engineering: Cowi A/S
  • Environmental Engineering: Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH
  • Consulting Engineeringvv: ArtEngineering GmbH
  • Acoustic Engineering: Gade & Mortensen Akustik A/S
  • Fire Counseling: Hundsbæk & Henriksen A/S
  • Safety: Eggersen Miljø & Sikkerhed APS
© Anders Sune Berg © Anders Sune Berg
Setting Vejle Fjord in Jutland stretches east from its head at the city of Vejle to its mouth at the Kattegat Sea. Fjordenhus stands in the water alongside Havneøen (The Harbour Island), a man-made is- land that was developed in response to
© Anders Sune Berg
© David de Larrea Remiro
© Anders Sune Berg
© Anders Sune Berg
© Anders Sune Berg
© Anders Sune Berg
© Anders Sune Berg
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15 Impressive Atriums (And Their Sections)

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© Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde Offices and cultural buildings both offer the perfect opportunity to design the atrium of your dreams. These central spaces, designed to allow serendipitous meetings of users or to help with orientation in the building, are spacious and offer a lot of design freedom. Imposing scales, sculptural stairs, eccentric materials, and indoor vegetation are just some of the resources used to give life to these spaces. To help you with your design ideas, below we have gathered a selection of 15 notable atriums and their section drawings.

B30 / KAAN Architecten

© Karin Borghouts © Karin Borghouts
Cortesía de KAAN Architecten Cortesía de KAAN Architecten

RIJNSTRAAT 8 / Ellen van Loon / OMA

© Nick Guttridge © Nick Guttridge
Cortesía de OMA Cortesía de OMA

Macquarie Bank / Clive Wilkinson Architects

© Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath
Cortesía de Clive Wilkinson Architects Cortesía de Clive Wilkinson Architects

Stuttgart City Library / Yi Architects

© Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller
Cortesía de Yi Architects Cortesía de Yi Architects

Parque Toreo / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo
Cortesía de Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos Cortesía de Sordo Madaleno
© Pedro Pegenaute
Cortesía de Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos
© Benjamin Benschneider
Cortesía de ZGF Architects
© Dirk Weiblen
Cortesía de Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
© Enrico Cano
Cortesía de Renzo Piano Building Workshop
© Tõnu Tunnel
Cortesía de Arhitekt 11
© Stijn Poelstra
Cortesía de Molenaar&Bol&vanDillen Architects
© Adam Mõrk
Cortesía de 3XN
© Michel Denancé
Cortesía de Renzo Piano Building Workshop + Payette
© Tim Griffith
Cortesía de Perkins+Will
© Tim Van de Velde
Cortesía de Paul de Ruiter Architects
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Natural Light and Ventilation: 17 Remarkable Interior Courtyards

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© Quang Dam © Quang Dam

This week we present a selection of 17 excellent images of interior courtyards. These spaces bring many advantages to a design such as increased natural light and improved ventilation conditions, while providing occupants with direct access to the outside and to nature. Below is a selection of images from prominent photographers such as Quang DamFran Parente, and Pablo Blanco

César Béjar

V House / COTAPAREDES Arquitectos

© César Béjar © César Béjar

Curro Palacios Taberner

Pedro House / VDV ARQ

© Curro Palacios Taberner © Curro Palacios Taberner

Fran Parente

Jardins House / CR2 Arquitetura

© Fran Parente © Fran Parente

Nguyen Tien Thanh

Brick Cave / H&P Architects

© Nguyen Tien Thanh © Nguyen Tien Thanh

Erieta Attali

Aloni / decaARCHITECTURE

© Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali

Luis Gordoa

Spa Querétaro / Ambrosi I Etchegaray

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa

Roland Halbe

Guerrero House / Alberto Campo Baeza

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe

Pablo Blanco

El Internado / Fantuzzi + Rodillo Arquitectos

© Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco

© Yoon Joonhwan
© Rafael Gamo
© Paul Warchol
© Rafael Gamo
© Nelson Kon
© Yousuke Harigane
© Fran Parente
© Quang Dam
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Bamboo Stalactite / VTN Architects

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© Inexhibit © Inexhibit
  • Architects: VTN Architects
  • Location: Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
  • Principals: Vo Trong Nghia, Nguyen Tat Dat
  • Architect In Charge: To Quang Cam, Thomas Boerendonk
  • Bamboo Construction Leader: VTN Architects
  • Area: 290.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Inexhibit, Francesco Galli
© Inexhibit © Inexhibit

Text description provided by the architects. Bamboo Stalactite is a Freespace, a community space, shared equally by everyone. It’s open and free to all. Because of this community sense, Freespace has to be a space that is easy to realize. This is characterized by simplicity in structure and low production costs.

© Inexhibit © Inexhibit
Here in this space, we use bamboo as the only material.

Bamboo, with its distinctive flexibility structurally speaking, allows us to realize this project with limited resources (8 Vietnamese workers, with the support of Vietnamese and Italian architects and students to build the pavilion within 25 days). This flexibility extends beyond

© Francesco Galli
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© Francesco Galli
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Tensile Structures: 11 Edgy Images Under Strain

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© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe

Capable of transforming a facade or shaping a sculptural roof form, tensile structures test the limits of our imagination (and understanding of geometry). This week’s photo set features structures that rely on cables, anchors, posts and membranes to create expansive, dramatic spans of open space bathed in natural light. Stark shadows and fair curves make tensile structures particularly photogenic, as captured in this set of images from Christopher Frederick Jones, Marie-Françoise PlissartYoshihiro Koitani and more.

Christopher Frederick Jones

Tent House / Sparks Architects

© Christopher Frederick Jones © Christopher Frederick Jones

Guei-Shiang Ke

Dadong Art Center / Cie + MAYU architects

© Guei-Shiang Ke © Guei-Shiang Ke

Tanja Milbourne

Devil's Corner / Cumulus Studio

© Tanja Milbourne © Tanja Milbourne

Woodruff/Brown

United Nations Porte Cochere / FTL Design Engineering Studio

© Woodruff/Brown Architectural Photography © Woodruff/Brown Architectural Photography

Yu-lin Chen

Dadong Art Center / Cie + MAYU architects

© Yu-lin Chen © Yu-lin Chen

Christopher Frederick Jones

Tent House / Sparks
© Christopher Frederick Jones
© Roland Halbe
© Archive ADR
© Christian Richters
© Marie-Françoise Plissart
© Yoshihiro Koitani
© Roland Halbe
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BBVA Headquarters / Herzog & de Meuron

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© Rubén P. Bescós © Rubén P. Bescós
  • Partners: Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Christine Binswanger, David Koch (Partner in Charge)
  • Project Team: Nuno Ravara (Associate, Project Director), Miquel Rodríguez (Associate), Stefan Goeddertz (Associate), Benito Blanco, Alexander Franz, Mónica Ors, Thomas de Vries, Alexa Nürnberger, Xavier Molina, Enrique Peláez, Nuria Tejerina, Manuel Villanueva, Ainoa Prats
  • Client: BBVA – Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A.
  • Design Consultant: Herzog & de Meuron SL, Barcelona, Spain
  • Executive Architect: CBRE FM Arquitectos, Madrid, Spain; Ortiz y León Arquitectos, Madrid, Spain General Planning: UTE Nueva Sede BBVA, Madrid, Spain (Drees & Sommer, CBRE FM Arquitectos, Herzog & de Meuron SL)
© Rubén P. Bescós © Rubén P. Bescós

At the Periphery of the Capital
BBVA’s new headquarters is located on the northern periphery of Madrid. The site faces the highway

© Rubén P. Bescós
© Rubén P. Bescós
© Rubén P. Bescós
© Rubén P. Bescós
© Rubén P. Bescós
© Rubén P. Bescós
© Rubén P. Bescós
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A45 / BIG

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  • Architects: BIG
  • Location: Lanesville, United States
  • Partners In Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen
  • Project Leader: Max Moriyama, Anton Bak (Klein)
  • Project Architect: Rune Hansen
  • Area: 17.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Team: Jian Yong Khoo, Tianqi Zhang
  • Collaborators: Soren Rose Studio, Dinesen, Morsø, Gagganau, Kvadrat, Carl Hansen & Søn, Suite New York, Københavns Møbelsnedkeri, XAL, Vola
  • Client: Klein House
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Text description provided by the architects. A45 is the first prototype constructed in upstate New York and will be customizable inside and out for future home-owners to purchase, tailor and have the tiny house built within 4-6 months in any location, for any purpose. The design evolves from the traditional A-frame cabin, known for its pitched roof and angled walls which allow for easy rain run-off and simple construction.

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To maximize the qualities of this classic structure, A45 creates more usable floor

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5 Winners Named in Russia’s Competition to Develop Standard Housing Concepts

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At the third meeting of the Living Environment Forum in Kaliningrad, Russia—this year centered on the theme "All About Housing"—the organizers presented the winning projects in the Open International Competition for Standard Housing and Residential Development Concept Design.

The competition, organized by the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities, the Russia Housing and Urban Development Corporation (DOM.RF), and Strelka KB, aimed to develop residential projects for three different urban models: low, medium and high-rise living environments.

A total of 299 projects were received from 39 different countries, including Russia, Italy, Spain, France, The Netherlands, and India. The most popular urban model among the proposals was for medium-rise development, consisting of buildings between 5 and 7 floors in height, with free recreational areas and local infrastructure development.

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The winning offices were TA.R.I-Architects (Italy), Grupo H d.o.o (Slovenia), Plan_B (Russia), Archifellows (Russia), and ESCHER

Cortesía de TA.R.I-Architects
Cortesía de GRUPO H.d.o.o.
Cortesía de Plan_B
Cortesía de Archifellows
Cortesía de ESCHER
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Winy Maas at Living Environment: “There Are Four Important Points for the Development of Contemporary Housing”

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© Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez With a presentation by Dutch architect Winy Maas (MVRDV), the third edition of "Living Environment," organized by Russian Ministry of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities SectorDOM.RF and Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, was inaugurated today in the city of Kaliningrad, Russia. Also participating on the opening day are Martin Sobota (Holland), Elliot Eisenberg (United States), and Brian Mark Evans (United Kingdom). This year's edition of the forum, entitled "All About Housing," brings together architects, urban planners, businessmen, and government officials to discuss and reflect on trends in the housing market. The forum's main objective is to establish a dialog between the state, real estate developers, and designers to improve the quality of life in Russia.
Cortesía de Living Environment Forum Cortesía de Living Environment Forum

During the day Winy Maas, founder of the Dutch office MVRDV which is known for its variety

Cortesía de Living Environment Forum
Cortesía de Living Environment Forum
Cortesía de Living Environment Forum
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Winy Maas at Living Environment: “There Are Four Important Points for the Development of Contemporary Housing”

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© Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez With a presentation by Dutch architect Winy Maas (MVRDV), the third edition of "Living Environment," organized by Russian Ministry of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities SectorDOM.RF and Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, was inaugurated today in the city of Kaliningrad, Russia. Also participating on the opening day are Martin Sobota (Holland), Elliot Eisenberg (United States), and Brian Mark Evans (United Kingdom). This year's edition of the forum, entitled "All About Housing," brings together architects, urban planners, businessmen, and government officials to discuss and reflect on trends in the housing market. The forum's main objective is to establish a dialog between the state, real estate developers, and designers to improve the quality of life in Russia.
Cortesía de Living Environment Forum Cortesía de Living Environment Forum

During the day Winy Maas, founder of the Dutch office MVRDV which is known for its variety

Cortesía de Living Environment Forum
Cortesía de Living Environment Forum
Cortesía de Living Environment Forum
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Sublime Swimming: 12 Examples of Custom Pools

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© Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio What's better than a house with a pool? A house with a pool that's part of the structure of the house. These 12 projects show different ways to incorporate pools and how to resolve issues of weight, moisture and leaks. See the houses below, featuring photos by photographers like Mariela ApollonioKent Soh y Marcello Mariana.

Pieters Kers & Patrick Voigt

Villa K / Paul de Ruiter Architects

© Pieters Kers & Patrick Voigt © Pieters Kers & Patrick Voigt

Nathan Rader

Haffenden House / PARA

© Nathan Rader © Nathan Rader

Jan Bitter

Jellyfish House / Wiel Arets Architects

© Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter

Kent Soh

Tropical Box House / WHBC Architects

© Kent Soh © Kent Soh

Murray Fredericks

North Bondi / CplusC Architectural Workshop

© Murray Fredericks © Murray Fredericks

Luc Roymans

house LKS / P8 architecten

© Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans

Fernando Guerra

Fez House / Álvaro Siza Vieira

© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG

Marcello Mariana

Roccolo’s Swimming Pool / act_romegialli

© Marcello Mariana © Marcello
© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG
© Benjamin Benschneider
© Daniele Domenicali
© Mariela Apollonio
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Rammed Earth Construction: 15 Exemplary Projects

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© Nic Lehoux Photography © Nic Lehoux Photography This week, we're highlighting a selection of the best images of projects built using rammed earth. These 15 works show the attractive aesthetic finish created by the superposition of multiple layers of compressed soil. Despite having been neglected as a construction technique for years, this type of construction is now experiencing a renaissance in architecture. Read on for a selection of images from prominent photographers such as Filip DujardinJoão Morgado, and Nic Lehoux

Shannon McGrath

Layer House / Robson Rak Architects and Interior Designers

© Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath

Stefan Müller

Sparrenburg Visitor Centre / Max Dudler

© Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller

Filip Dujardin

Observation Tower Negenoord / De Gouden Liniaal Architecten

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin

Cade Hayes

Casa Caldera / DUST

© Cade Hayes © Cade Hayes

Iwan Baan

Ajijic / Tatiana Bilbao

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan

Filip Dujardin

Observation Tower Negenoord / De Gouden Liniaal Architecten

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin

Rory Gardiner

Los Terrenos
© Rory Gardiner
© Edward Birch
© Sun Haiting
© João Morgado
© Jeff Goldberg/Esto
© Iwan Baan
© Norman Müller
© Leo Espinosa
© Toshihiro Misaki
© Nic Lehoux Photography
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Mexican Houses That Show the Many Ways to Use Bricks

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© Patrick Lopez © Patrick Lopez

This week we present a selection of the best images of brick houses published on our site. These 11 Mexican projects reveal the diversity of expression that architects in the country have achieved through creative arrangements of the brick modules. read on for a selection of images from prominent photographers such as Carlos Berdejo MandujanoOnnis Luque, and Patrick Lopez.

Carlos Berdejo Mandujano

Tadeo House / Apaloosa Estudio de arquitectura y diseño

© Carlos Berdejo Mandujano © Carlos Berdejo Mandujano

César Béjar

Casa G / Delfino Lozano

© César Béjar © César Béjar

Ariel Valenzuela + Diego Ledesma

Papagayo House / Ariel Valenzuela + Diego Ledesma

Cortesía de Ariel Valenzuela + Diego Ledesma Cortesía de Ariel Valenzuela + Diego Ledesma

Ricardo Rodríguez

Casa San Juan / C3 Arquitectos

© Ricardo Rodríguez © Ricardo Rodríguez

Moritz Bernoully

S E L House / CampoTaller

© Moritz Bernoully © Moritz Bernoully

Onnis Luque

RedHouse / Hans Kabsch Vela

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque

Onnis Luque

Palmas House / DOSA STUDIO

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque

Cortesía de Alexanderson Arquitectos
© Rory Gardiner
© Patrick Lopez
© Carlos Berdejo Mandujano
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House Plans Under 50 Square Meters: 26 More Helpful Examples of Small-Scale Living

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Designing the interior of an apartment when you have very little space to work with is certainly a challenge. We all know that a home should be as comfortable as possible for its inhabitants, but when we have only a few square meters to work with and the essential functions of the home to distribute, finding an efficient layout is not easy. Following our popular selection of houses under 100 square meters, we’ve gone one better: a selection of 26 floor plans between 20 and 50 square meters to inspire you in your own spatially-challenged designs.

From 20 to 29 Square Meters 

Batipin Flat / studioWOK


© Federico Villa

© Federico Villa

Cortesía de studioWOK

Cortesía de studioWOK

29m2 / 3XA


© S.Zajaczkowski

© S.Zajaczkowski

Cortesía de 3XA

Cortesía de 3XA

22m2 Apartment in Taiwan / A Little Design


© Hey! Cheese

© Hey! Cheese

Cortesía de A Little Design

Cortesía de A Little Design

Biombombastic / elii


© Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero

© Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero

Cortesía de elii

Cortesía de elii

Darlinghurst Apartment / Brad Swartz Architect


© Katherine Lu

Cortesía de Brad Swartz Architect
© Maxime Vantorre
Cortesía de SWAN Architectes
© Anna Positano
Cortesía de llabb
© Imagen Subliminal
Cortesía de elii
© Ilya Ivanov
Cortesía de Studio Bazi
© Kat Lu
Cortesía de Catseye Bay Design
© Meero
Cortesía de Richard Guilbault
© Lu Haha
Cortesía de Atelier Mearc
© Maíra Acayaba
Cortesía de Estúdio BRA
Cortesía de Karin Matz
Cortesía de Karin Matz
Cortesía de UBALT
Cortesía de UBALT
Cortesía de JAM
Cortesía de JAM
© Katsumi Hirabayashi
Cortesía de Yuichi Yoshida & associates
Cortesía de TANK
Cortesía de TANK
© Leonas Garbačauskas
Cortesía de Interjero Architektūra
Cortesía de Ruetemple
Cortesía de Ruetemple
Cortesía de Eva Cotman
Cortesía de Eva Cotman
© Yago Partal
Cortesía de nook architects
© Leonas Garbačauskas
Cortesía de YCL Studio
© Koichi Torimura
Cortesía de Takeshi Shikauchi
© Ulso Tsang
Cortesía de Beige Design
Cortesía de Studio Alexander Fehre
Cortesía de Studio Alexander Fehre

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House Plans Under 50 Square Meters: 26 More Helpful Examples of Small-Scale Living

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Designing the interior of an apartment when you have very little space to work with is certainly a challenge. We all know that a home should be as comfortable as possible for its inhabitants, but when we have only a few square meters to work with and the essential functions of the home to distribute, finding an efficient layout is not easy. Following our popular selection of houses under 100 square meters, we’ve gone one better: a selection of 26 floor plans between 20 and 50 square meters to inspire you in your own spatially-challenged designs.

From 20 to 29 Square Meters 

Batipin Flat / studioWOK


© Federico Villa

© Federico Villa

Cortesía de studioWOK

Cortesía de studioWOK

29m2 / 3XA


© S.Zajaczkowski

© S.Zajaczkowski

Cortesía de 3XA

Cortesía de 3XA

22m2 Apartment in Taiwan / A Little Design


© Hey! Cheese

© Hey! Cheese

Cortesía de A Little Design

Cortesía de A Little Design

Biombombastic / elii


© Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero

© Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero

Cortesía de elii

Cortesía de elii

Darlinghurst Apartment / Brad Swartz Architect


© Katherine Lu

Cortesía de Brad Swartz Architect
© Maxime Vantorre
Cortesía de SWAN Architectes
© Anna Positano
Cortesía de llabb
© Imagen Subliminal
Cortesía de elii
© Ilya Ivanov
Cortesía de Studio Bazi
© Kat Lu
Cortesía de Catseye Bay Design
© Meero
Cortesía de Richard Guilbault
© Lu Haha
Cortesía de Atelier Mearc
© Maíra Acayaba
Cortesía de Estúdio BRA
Cortesía de Karin Matz
Cortesía de Karin Matz
Cortesía de UBALT
Cortesía de UBALT
Cortesía de JAM
Cortesía de JAM
© Katsumi Hirabayashi
Cortesía de Yuichi Yoshida & associates
Cortesía de TANK
Cortesía de TANK
© Leonas Garbačauskas
Cortesía de Interjero Architektūra
Cortesía de Ruetemple
Cortesía de Ruetemple
Cortesía de Eva Cotman
Cortesía de Eva Cotman
© Yago Partal
Cortesía de nook architects
© Leonas Garbačauskas
Cortesía de YCL Studio
© Koichi Torimura
Cortesía de Takeshi Shikauchi
© Ulso Tsang
Cortesía de Beige Design
Cortesía de Studio Alexander Fehre
Cortesía de Studio Alexander Fehre

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13 Beautiful Barns from Around the World

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Cortesía de Ema Peter Cortesía de Ema Peter This week we present a selection of the best photographs of barns, both still in use and converted for residential use, that we have previously published on our site. These 13 projects reveal the relationship of these agricultural areas with rural work, the storage of food and livestock, and the imposing natural landscape in which they are located. Read on to see images from prominent photographers including Erich Spahn, David Aebi, and Matthieu Gafsou.

Audrey Hall Photography

The Barn / Carney Logan Burke Architects

© Audrey Hall Photography © Audrey Hall Photography

Christian Baur - Serge Hasenböhler

Cow Barn / F.A.B. - Forschungs- und Architekturbüro

© Christian Baur © Christian Baur

LOCALARCHITECTURE

Etable De Stabulation Libre / LOCALARCHITECTURE

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stpmj

Invisible Barn / stpmj

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David Aebi

Barn Conversion / Freiluft Architektur

© David Aebi © David Aebi

Erich Spahn

Goat Barn in Bavaria / KÜHNLEIN Architektur

© Erich Spahn ©
© Maik Perfahl
© Matthieu Gafsou
© Joe Fletcher
© Tim Van de Velde
Cortesía de Ema Peter
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11 Works of Asian Architecture in Full Bloom

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© Miho Museum © Miho Museum This week, we present a selection of the best images of Asian architecture in bloom. These 11 projects from Japan and South Korea incorporate the springtime beauty of trees such as cherry and almond. Read on for a selection of images from prominent photographers such as Shigetomo Mizuno and Kai Nakamura.

Joonhwan Yoon

Two Courtyards House + Bridge 130 Cafe / Lee.haan.architects

© Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon

Ken'ichi Suzuki

"KITERASU" Model CLT Building at Kuse Station / ofa

© Ken'ichi Suzuki © Ken'ichi Suzuki

Kikkawa architects

House in Atsugi / Masashi Kikkawa + Hisashi Ikeda

© Kikkawa architects © Kikkawa architects

Shigetomo Mizuno

Mirrors / bandesign

© Shigetomo Mizuno © Shigetomo Mizuno

Murai Isamu

Courtyard House in Peach Garden / Takeru Shoji Architects

© Murai Isamu © Murai Isamu

Kai Nakamura

House U / Atelier KUKKA Architects

© Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura

Jo Nagasaka / Schemata Architects

63.02° / Jo Nagasaka / Schemata Architects

Cortesía de Jo Nagasaka / Schemata Architects - 63.02 Cortesía de Jo Nagasaka / Schemata Architects
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