Unique Fuzzy House offers locals a public shortcut through the building

April 20, 2018 by  
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When architecture studio Situation-based Operation (SO) was asked to create a home in Chiang Mai , the brief came with an unusual request: preserve the existing desire path. Since the plot had been left empty for many years, locals had created a desire path, or shortcut, through the land between two roads—and the owner wanted to keep that path functional for the community. As a result, the architects designed the Fuzzy House, a concrete home that blurs the line between public and private use. Set on a 600-square-meter plot, the Fuzzy House is a two-story bunker -like home spread out across two floors. The preserved shortcut is left as a narrow alley on the east side of the home between two structures and fronted by a patch of weeds. The garage entrance sits on the west end. “The house was considered to still let that path being in function even when the construction is finished, and to appear almost as nothing much happens from constructing this house,” wrote the architects. “The result is a building fuzzily sits between privacy and public domain whereas the owner can live his private life within the double enclosed space.” Related: Artists recycle hundreds of plastic bottles into a dynamic arch in Chiang Mai The first floor also includes an open-plan kitchen, dining area, and living room, as well as a working area and terrace. Gardens are interspersed throughout the first level. The master bedroom and bathroom are upstairs and open up to roof terraces. Natural light streams into the home through carefully placed openings and skylights that preserve privacy. + Situation-based Operation Images via Filippo Poli

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These tiny and adorable vintage campers are made for birds

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Vintage camper vans all the rage nowadays—and now you can even help your backyard birds get in on the action too. Marcus Williams and Sj Stone of the Nashville-based design studio One Man, One Garage crafted the Vintage Camper Birdhouse that’s easy to put together and stunning to look at. Laser cut from birch wood, the Vintage Camper Birdhouse is made to order and ships flatpack . Construction is a breeze with no glue required; the birdhouse’s 40-plus parts are pre-cut and pop up out from five punch cards. The kits can be customized with paint and can also be pre-stained in a variety of vintage hues. Related: Enchanting birdhouses inspired by famous architecture The camper van was inspired by photographs of a 1974 Scotty travel trailer once owned by the designers and is built to a roughly 1:20 scale that measures nine inches in length, six inches wide, and nearly five inches tall. Though tiny, the travel trailer birdhouse comes with a lot of detail: awnings on three sides, flowers for the two window boxes, curtains, a spare tire, leveling jack, a welcome mat, two flamingoes and a classic Weber style grill. The adorable birdhouses are available on Etsy starting at $25. + One Man, One Garage Via Colossal Images via One Man, One Garage

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