This amazing ‘Swiss Army’ tiny house has furniture folded inside its walls

January 24, 2018 by  
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Making tiny spaces livable is a complex process, but innovative space-saving features can yield amazing results. Italian architect Leonardo Di Chiara converted a 96-square-foot structure on wheels into the aVoid House – a small-space wonder with collapsible furniture that folds into its walls when not in use. The aVoid House is a collaboration between the architect and Tinyhouse University. With just 96 square feet, the tiny space houses all the basics of a home, but it’s geared to those wanting to reduce their clutter. All of the home’s furnishings are concealed behind the walls when not in use. The home’s bed, dining table, chairs, kitchenette, storage, a ladder to access the roof deck can all be put away to open up more room when needed. Related: Tiny 86-Square-Foot Flat in Paris Transforms Like a Swiss Army Knife “The tiny house is like a short instruction manual to reductionism,” said Di Chiara. “By itself, it teaches and pushes you to deprive yourself of unnecessary things, to consume less water and less energy, to put back your clothes in their place and to wash the dishes immediately after eating. The void, which is obtained by closing again all the wall-mounted furniture, is the refuge of my creativity.” Di Chiara believes that this new style of compact, transportable homes can help cities deal with urban housing issues . Although the entrance is a transparent doorway, the aVOID tiny home doesn’t have any side windows. This is because it is essentially a row home designed to be placed alongside other houses. The architect believes that small, minimalist homes can offer a strategic housing option for urban areas – and he also envisions “migratory neighborhoods” where people can live in different houses. + Leonardo Di Chiara Images via Leonardo Di Chiara

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Looking past the horizon of renewable energy

December 4, 2017 by  
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For one, experts are coming to view energy storage as a “Swiss Army knife” for renewables.

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Multifunctional Bigo Bag Five is the Swiss Army Knife of Bags

November 17, 2014 by  
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When you’re constantly on the go, the last thing you want is to be weighed down by belongings. That’s why the folks at Bigo have created a lightweight and multifunctional bag perfect for the urban, itinerant lifestyle. Introducing the Bigo Bag , a five-in-one knapsack that is touted as the “swiss army knife of bags.” The colorful, waterproof sack transforms to meet five functions: a messenger bag, a rain poncho, picnic blanket, baby sling, and as a enlarged sack, created by zipping two Bigo Bags together. When it’s not in use, the bag folds down to a portable, pocket-sized pouch. You can get your own Bigo Bag just in time for Christmas by heading over to the Bigo Bag Five Indiegogo Campaign . + Bigo Bag Five Indiegogo Campaign 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: baby sling , Bigo , Bigo Bag , Bigo Bag Five , IndieGoGo , messenger bag , multifunctional bag , rain poncho , reader submitted content , swiss army knife of bags , water-proof

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L.L. Bean Releases Limited Edition Swiss Army Knife Made From Reclaimed Wood

August 21, 2012 by  
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The Swiss Army Knife is already an indispensible tool, and now the little knife that does it all just got a little greener. In order to commemorate their 100 year anniversary , L.L. Bean is releasing an anniversary Swiss Army Knife made using EvoWood , a sustainable wood made from reclaimed walnut. Read the rest of L.L. Bean Releases Limited Edition Swiss Army Knife Made From Reclaimed Wood Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 100 year anniversary , green army knife , L.L. Bean , limited edition knife , limited edition swiss army knife , LL Bean , LL Bean anniversary , LL Bean conservation , LL Bean knife , reclaimed wood , recycled wood , sustainable knife , sustainable swiss army knife , Swiss Army Knife , Wenger

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Why Video Cameras are the Swiss Army Knife of Building Sensors

October 20, 2011 by  
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Almost every building has at least some level of video system installed. And while security is their prime directive, analytics software coming on the market could give them a role in energy savings as well.

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New EvoWood Swiss Army Knives Made From Sustainable Walnut

October 19, 2010 by  
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As environmental advocates here at Inhabitat we’re also big fans of the great outdoors , and every boy (or girl) scout worth their salt knows that the quintessential tool to wilderness survival is a dependable knife. Whereas the eco credentials of most tools hinge upon long-lasting heirloom design qualities, hallowed Swiss Army Knife company Wenger recently upped the ante with their new line of EvoWood pocket knives , which are sustainably manufactured in addition to being extremely durable. Read the rest of New EvoWood Swiss Army Knives Made From Sustainable Walnut http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: certified wood , EvoWood , green design , green pocket knife , sustainable design , sustainably harvested wood , Swiss Army Knife , Wenger

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