A dilapidated garage transforms into an industrial-chic micro home

February 13, 2019 by  
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Vilnius-based IM Interior has proven once again that great design doesn’t need a lot of space. The architects recently revamped an old garage in the Lithuanian capital into a stunning micro home clad in a weathered steel. The 226-square-foot space was also completely made-over with a warm birch wood interior cladding and recessed lighting to create a modern and comfortable living space. While many critics argue that micro housing is not a feasible solution to soaring real estate prices around the world, the micro home trend continues to grow, much to the delight of minimalists. Regarding IM Interior’s recent project, founder Indr? Mylyt?-Sinkevi?ien? explained that the inspiration behind the micro garage was to demonstrate another way of life. “I wanted to show how little a person needs,” he said. Related: Stunning micro home features reclaimed materials and large garage door for entertaining Located in the Lithuanian capital, the ultra tiny home was really built from nothing but a skeleton structure. Connected to a dilapidated building that had been vacant for years, the corner garage was a forgotten piece of property. To breathe new life into the space, the architects clad the compact structure in weathered steel . They also added new windows and a new door to convert the empty garage into a truly comfortable home. Although the weathered metal exterior gives the design a cool,  industrial vibe on the outside, the interior living space by contrast is bright and airy. The living area, dining room and bedroom are all located in one open layout. Two large narrow windows, one over the bed and the other in the kitchen, frame the urban views. Recessed lighting was installed throughout the home, which is clad in warm birch wood, to create a soothing atmosphere. To maintain a clutter-free interior, custom-made furniture provides plenty of concealed storage space. Sitting under the large window, the bed pulls double duty as a sofa , which is also surrounded by built-in storage. Additional seating is found in the hanging wicker chair, adding a bit of whimsy to the design. Like most of the living space, the kitchen is clean and minimalist  but was built with plenty of counter space. The bathroom, although quite compact, features triangular black and white tiling, further lending to the modern aesthetic. + IM Interior Via Dezeen Images via IM Interior

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Life-size hot rod made entirely from LEGO bricks runs on air!

April 28, 2015 by  
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LEGO savants Steve Sammartino and Raul Oaida have constructed a life-sized car made almost entirely out of LEGO bricks – and it runs entirely on air! The pair put out a message on Twitter asking for support to fund the Super Awesome Micro Project (SAMP), and supporters quickly stepped up to the plate. The hot rod required over 500,000 pieces to build and, apart from a few load bearing elements, everything – including the air-powered engine – is made out of LEGO. Read the rest of Life-size hot rod made entirely from LEGO bricks runs on air! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air powered car , air powered engines , air powered motor , air powered vehicle , courd sourcing , crowd funding , lego car , LEGO driving , LEGO engine , LEGO hot rod , lego projects , LEGO vehicle , Raul Oaida , SAMP , Steve Sammartino , Super Awesome Micro Project

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Can drones plant one billion trees?

April 28, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. Each year, the earth loses about 26 billion trees to lumber, mining, agriculture, and development. About 15 billion trees are replanted annually worldwide. It does not take an advanced math expert to see that an annual deficit of 11 billion trees is not a sustainable trajectory. We need trees. Enter drones . Best known in recent years for their military applications, and as a potential means of parcel delivery, remote-controlled drones used to plant trees could begin to equalize rates of reforestation with the current level of deforestation. That is the idea behind Oxford, England-based BioCarbon Engineering ’s concept: counter industrial-scale deforestation with industrial-scale reforestation. Read the rest of Can drones plant one billion trees? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biocarbon engineering , deforestation , drones , drones helping environment , how can drones help environment , planting trees , reforestation efforts

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HOW TO: Make a hanging planter with a recycled plastic soda bottle

April 28, 2015 by  
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Earthquake levels Nepal’s beautiful historic buildings

April 28, 2015 by  
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Meet MEG, an Automated Greenhouse That is Crowd-Sourcing Gardening

November 12, 2014 by  
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Lino Modular Wooden Storage Units Clean Up Your Mess in Style

November 12, 2014 by  
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Are you looking for a solution to the clutter that tends to linger around your room? Then you may be interested in Lino, a modular storage unit line recently launched by sustainable furniture brand Formabilio . Created by Industrial Designer Stefano Visconti, the clean and contemporary-looking wood fiber containers stack together to form a sculptural piece that you’ll want to proudly display around your home, rather than hide away in a storage closet. Each Lino unit is fully customizable and is available in eight different colors. + Formabilio The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Formabilio , Lino , modular storage boxes , modular storage units , reader submitted content , Stefano Visconti , wood fiber

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Tengbom Micro Units Pack Dorm Life into 107-Square-Feet of Living Space

November 3, 2014 by  
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The tiny house revolution is hitting the college set. Swedish design firm Tengbom Architects designed a portable micro-dorm room that gives students privacy while upholding sustainable living . Called the 10 Smart Square dorms, each unit provides 107-square-feet of living space with an efficient design that allows students to enjoy all the comforts of home in their tiny dorm. Read the rest of Tengbom Micro Units Pack Dorm Life into 107-Square-Feet of Living Space Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , green design , Lund University , micro-dorm room , sustainable design , tengbom architects , tiny homes , Virserum Art Museum

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Hong Kong’s Shocking 40-Square-Foot Apartments Photographed by Chinese Human Rights Group

February 28, 2014 by  
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Could you imagine a family living in an apartment not much bigger than a king-size bed? In Hong Kong, some families are forced to live in 40 square-foot cubicle apartments that have bunk beds overlapping with cooking areas and food storage located inches from electronics. The Society for Community Organization  (SoCO), a Chinese human rights group, has released photographs of Hong Kong’s claustrophobic apartments as part of a campaign to raise awareness about the tough living conditions city dwellers are facing. In order to capture the feel and scale of these micro-apartments, photos were taken from the only full vantage point-above. Read the rest of Hong Kong’s Shocking 40-Square-Foot Apartments Photographed by Chinese Human Rights Group Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: affordable housing hong kong , china housing , China small apartments , Chinese Society for Community Organization , Hong Kong , Hong Kong cubicle apartments , Hong Kong housing , hong kong human rights violations , Hong Kong population issues , micro-apartments Hong Kong , small living spaces        

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3D Printed Micro Planter Chess Set Lets You Strategize With Succulents

October 18, 2013 by  
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The Micro Planter Chess Set blends simple, strong, geometrical forms with nature. Inspired by the classic Bauhaus Chess Set , this 3D printed game allows people to integrate their favorite cacti, succulents or aromatic herbs into the game. Kae Woei from XYZ Workshop designed the clever set, and has provided free downloadable instructions to bring a piece of the garden into your living room. Read the rest of 3D Printed Micro Planter Chess Set Lets You Strategize With Succulents Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printed , 3D printing , Art , Botanical , Chess Set , Micro Planter Chess Set , micro plants , XYZ Workshop        

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