This ultra-chic Paris micro studio is part home, part transformer

December 27, 2017 by  
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The old adage “necessity is the mother of invention” is never more appropriate than when trying to design a beautiful home in an extremely tiny space . Paris-based Batiik Studio managed to create a spectacular home out of just 118 square feet by outfitting the entire space with transforming furniture. Batiik’s Marie Josephine apartment is the epitome of space-saving architecture and design. In the kitchen, most everything of use is hidden behind a minimalist façade. The fridge and oven are hidden behind a retro flexible wall, and the countertops and cabinet doors swivel open to reveal hidden storage. Seating is also covert – a cobalt blue table folds down flat when not in use. Related: Cool micro studio in Budapest makes the most out of 344 square feet The compact studio certainly befits from Batiik’s minimalist design approach . Neutral colors keep the space light and airy, and beautiful archways add character to the apartment while delineating spaces. A loveseat couch doubles as a fold-out bed, and a small table pulls double duty as nightstand and coffee table. An invisible closet is hidden behind another arch. + Batiik Studio Via Apartment Therapy Photography via Batiik Studio

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INFOGRAPHIC: 33 Clever tricks to make any tiny space feel bigger

June 9, 2015 by  
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Wish you could expand your house without paying for a costly renovation? Vanessa Arbuthnott has you covered with this infographic featuring 33 clever tricks for making any small space feel bigger. Whether it’s a studio bedroom that needs some extra space or a cluttered kitchen, these tips are perfect for all the major rooms of your house. Even better, these helpful and low-cost suggestions are accompanied by short explanations that break down how a certain color change or proposed organization style can make a big difference. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: 33 Clever tricks to make any tiny space feel bigger Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: infographic , reader submitted content , space-saving , space-saving tricks , Vanessa Arbuthnott

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ASMO Charger ends vampire power draw and helps prevent home fires

June 9, 2015 by  
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After his fiancee’s home was burned to the ground by a mobile phone charger that was left plugged in, Finland-based Asmo Saloranta decided to create a charger that not only helps prevent fires, but puts an end to vampire power draw. A recent study by the National Resources Defense Council found that vampire power – the energy used by chargers and devices plugged in but not in use – costs Americans a total of $19 billion dollars each year. Enter the ASMO Charger, the device that puts a stop to vampire draw.  After achieving funding in just 9 hours on Indiegogo , the charger is ready for manufacturing and taking pre-orders. Manufacturing starts this summer and chargers will be delivered in October. Each charger is manufactured in Finland, despite the fact that many told Asmo that manufacturing there would be too expensive. “There is a reason why it’s much cheaper to manufacture electronics in some countries, because in there child labor is cheap, energy from coal power plants is cheap and humans do not have any value,” says Asmo Saloranta. “The costs of manufacturing in Finland are higher, but the ethical and the moral comfort are more important to me. I wanted to sleep my nights well, and I do.” If you want to nab your own ASMO Charger check out the Indiegogo campaign. + ASMO Charger on Indiegogo 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: ASMO , ASMO Charger , device charging , eco charging , eco device charging , green power , Indiegogo campaigns , mobile device charging , power draw , reader submission , Vampire Power , vampire power draw

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Bespoke Terrapin Camper Handcrafted from Wood Boasts a Domed Roof and Plenty of Daylight

June 24, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of Bespoke Terrapin Camper Handcrafted from Wood Boasts a Domed Roof and Plenty of Daylight Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , camper , Camper trailer , casual turtle campers , eco camper , eco design , eco rv , eco trailer , green architecture , Green Building , green design , micro home , mobile home , peter pavlowich , RV , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , terrapin , terrapin camper , terrapin camper trailer , tiny home , tiny space , trailer , trailer camper , wood camper , wooden camper

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Earth Home Builder Machine “3D Prints” Entire Homes from Bags of Earth

June 24, 2014 by  
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The low-tech practice of building homes using earth bags seems to be keeping pace with the most up-to-date 3D printing technologies. The Earth Home Builder is a skid-operated machine that can “3D print” entire homes by filling earth bag tubes at a rate of 400 feet per hour. Read the rest of Earth Home Builder Machine “3D Prints” Entire Homes from Bags of Earth Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printed earth house , 3D printed house , 3d printing technology , 3d-printed architecture , affordable earth bag homes , affordable homes , earth bag homes , Earth Home Builder , green technology , sustainable housing , United Earth Builders

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Tiny houses go modular and customizable

November 26, 2013 by  
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If you’re going to live in a tiny space, says Jay Schafer, it’s really important that the space is designed to meet your specific needs.

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