This tiny timber cabin was built from construction waste for under $30K

April 2, 2018 by  
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Transportable, versatile, and low-cost, this tiny timber cabin shows how crafty use of local and recycled materials can lead to impressive results. UK architecture firm Invisible Studio designed and built this mobile prototype using a combination of construction waste and locally grown unseasoned timber for just £20,000 ($28,105 USD). Called Trailer, the multifunctional structure follows in the footsteps of Invisible Studio’s previous projects, such as the Ghost Barn and their own studio space , both of which were built from timber sustainably grown and managed on site. Located in the woods near Invisible Studio’s workspace, the 430-square-foot Trailer project gets its name from the trailer the built structure sits on. The architects designed the building so that it can be legally transported on a public highway and added a removable wheeled “bogey” beneath the steel chassis for ease of use. “The project aims to provide a super low cost, versatile, useable space that could act as a kit of parts for any self builder to improvise around or easily adapt,” wrote Invisible Studio. “While conceived as a domestic space, it could easily function as a workspace or something else.” Related: Ghost Barn built of locally felled timber glows like a lantern at night Corrugated fiberglass and steel clad the building, while high-performance interlocking polycarbonate panels cover the two gabled ends to allow an ample amount of natural light indoors. The interior is lined in used shuttering plywood and all the joinery, including the two staircases, is crafted from plywood offcuts. Leftover blue rope, sourced from a previous project, is used for the handrails. The doors and insulation were also reclaimed and the roof lights were purchased as factory seconds. To reduce milling costs, the architects used timber of the “same section,” meaning timber was cut into 125 millimeter-by-50-millimeter pieces and then laminated up into the structural sections for the cross frames. + Invisible Studio Via Dezeen Images by Piers Taylor

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Sarofsky’s gorgeous studio office space is nestled within a charming 19th century building

January 9, 2015 by  
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This Tiny Toronto Loft Proves that Elegance Can Be Achieved on Any Scale

June 11, 2014 by  
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  Toronto designer Montana Labelle has just completed one of her favorite projects to date : a teeny tiny loft project that just happens to be the designer’s own live/work space. Working within a tight budget for the narrow loft, she created an environment that embodies her own personal style, as well as the epitome of recycled chic . The 650-square-foot loft boasts amazingly high ceilings, which have been decorated with as much artwork as possible, including the designer’s own paintings and prints. Read the rest of This Tiny Toronto Loft Proves that Elegance Can Be Achieved on Any Scale Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: budget decoration , Budget Design , live work studio , loft , loft living , montana , Montana Labelle , Office , Recycled Materials , small budget , studio space , toronto , Toronto designer , Toronto loft , vintage , vintage decor

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The Archive: Stunning Mirrored Art Studio Melts Into the Landscape

December 4, 2012 by  
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