E20_House in the German Village of Pliezhausen

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/e20_house-in-the-german-village-of-pliezhausen/e20-house-steimle-architekten-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/E20-House-Steimle-Architekten-1-810x635.jpg" alt="E20_House in the German Village of Pliezhausen" /></a>
                                Situated on a quiet street in the German village of Pliezhausen, just south of Stuttgart, is the <a href="http://www.steimle-architekten.com/de/projects/e20_wohnhaus" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">E20_House</a>, a crystal-shaped monolith designed by <a href="http://www.steimle-architekten.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Steimle Architekten</a>. The concrete house faces the street with minimal windows to ensure privacy from passersby. The two shorter sides of the house run parallel with dramatic roof lines sloping down to give the geometric house a sculptural feel.
Other parts of the house feature large sliding glass doors that frame the surrounding views while allowing light to enter the interior. A flight of stairs leads from the entrance to the main level of the home which feels expansive thanks to the morphing ceiling heights. The interior boasts a minimalist color palette with light oak woods, concrete, and white surfaces throughout. The rooms unfold as the ceiling height changes continually creating visual interest. Photos by Brigida González.
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ESCAPE Homes Unveils a 276-Square-Foot Tiny Home on Wheels

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                                Whether it&#8217;s to save money or to simplify a lifestyle, more and more people are going small. Luckily there&#8217;s been a rise in tiny home design to meet the demand for it, which has resulted in some really cool and compact living situations that might just make you give up some square footage. <a href="http://www.escapetraveler.net/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">ESCAPE Homes</a> had a <a href="http://design-milk.com/269-square-foot-cottage-wheels/"  rel="noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="internal">&#8220;prairie style&#8221; cottage</a> that we liked before and now they&#8217;ve unveiled one that&#8217;s a little more scaled back than its predecessor but it&#8217;s equally exciting. <a href="http://www.escapetraveler.net/model-one" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">ESCAPE One</a> is a 276-square-foot tiny house on wheels with a rustic yet minimalist interior that can easily sleep four people.
Inside, there’s a simple pine kitchen with an under-the-counter fridge, hidden sink, and stove with shelving above. A large window allows plenty of light to enter the space while giving the interior a more expansive feel. Stairs lead to the sleeping loft and hide a closet
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A Luxury, Wooded, Lakeside Retreat Northeast of Toronto

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/a-luxury-wooded-lakeside-retreat-northeast-of-toronto/the-bear-stand-bohlin-cywinski-jackson-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/The-Bear-Stand-Bohlin-Cywinski-Jackson-1-810x540.jpg" alt="A Luxury, Wooded, Lakeside Retreat Northeast of Toronto" /></a>
                                Created as a family retreat as well as a rental for other seeking a vacation spot, The Bear Stand is a 3,300 square foot house that&#8217;s nestled on the shores of Contau Lake, which is just three hours northeast of Toronto. <a href="http://bcj.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Bohlin Cywinski Jackson</a> designed the two-story residence within 100 acres of woodlands with a private trail, courtesy of the homeowners, for visitors to explore.
The house sits parallel to the lake with the main living spaces fashioned at ground level putting you right within nature. The sleeping quarters are above and boast views of the water and surrounding forest. A double-height living room makes the interior feel even more expansive and it comes complete with a massive fireplace clad in local granite. The warm rich floors are wire brushed walnut, along with the benches and bar tops, that was salvaged from a nearby barn. Besides the home’s incredible interior,
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An Jaw-Dropping, Triangular-Shaped House in Melbourne

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/an-jaw-dropping-triangular-shaped-house-in-melbourne/acute-house-oof-architecture-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Acute-House-OOF-Architecture-1-810x540.jpg" alt="An Jaw-Dropping, Triangular-Shaped House in Melbourne" /></a>
                                Most architects would probably run from a tiny, triangular site like this one in Melbourne, Australia, but not <a href="https://www.oof.net.au/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">OOF! Architecture</a>, who turned a rundown Victorian weatherboard cottage into a compact home, named the <a href="https://www.oof.net.au/projects/#/acute-house/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Acute House</a>, for a modern family. Wanting to blend in with the neighborhood, they reused much of the original materials, including warped weatherboards, fence palings, door knobs, vents, and street numbers. Each piece was removed, labeled, put in storage, and then re-installed in its original place only this time on a new structure. Therefore, much of the original charm remains but in a fresh, new way.
They were granted permission to build on 100% of the site, but that left no outdoor space for the family to enjoy. That led the architect to incorporate spots within the house to access the outdoors, as well as the use of lawn green carpet on the stairs and large
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An Jaw-Dropping, Triangular-Shaped House in Melbourne

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/an-jaw-dropping-triangular-shaped-house-in-melbourne/acute-house-oof-architecture-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Acute-House-OOF-Architecture-1-810x540.jpg" alt="An Jaw-Dropping, Triangular-Shaped House in Melbourne" /></a>
                                Most architects would probably run from a tiny, triangular site like this one in Melbourne, Australia, but not <a href="https://www.oof.net.au/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">OOF! Architecture</a>, who turned a rundown Victorian weatherboard cottage into a compact home, named the <a href="https://www.oof.net.au/projects/#/acute-house/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Acute House</a>, for a modern family. Wanting to blend in with the neighborhood, they reused much of the original materials, including warped weatherboards, fence palings, door knobs, vents, and street numbers. Each piece was removed, labeled, put in storage, and then re-installed in its original place only this time on a new structure. Therefore, much of the original charm remains but in a fresh, new way.
They were granted permission to build on 100% of the site, but that left no outdoor space for the family to enjoy. That led the architect to incorporate spots within the house to access the outdoors, as well as the use of lawn green carpet on the stairs and large
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