Four Lights’ U-House
This is the village of Nukumori no Mori, or, in English, the Forest of Warmth, in Shizuoka, Japan. People say visiting it is like jumping into a Studio Ghibli movie.
Little Lost Cabin
Small Houses Swoon
notice no phone, no tv, no computer - just miles and miles of scenery and fishing
New Post has been published on http://www.tinyhouseliving.com/live-silo/
"Converted silo at the farm I visited this week. They’ve put in three stories—kitchen/bath at the bottom, office/sitting room above (where the balcony is), bedroom at the top. It’s all connected by a staircase that spirals around, and the sound of rain on the roof is lovely.” – Tea
$1000 basic tiny house
Off Grid Tiny House Deep In The Carolina Woods Built For $1000 – Built from recycled and reclaimed wood. Complete with solar power, natural water source, and a wood stove. You can’t get much simpler than this and still have the comforts of home. What a wonderful little cabin. I’d live in a tiny house like that. No question.
‘the main aspect of the tiny project is to build a tiny house. inhabiting such a small space will force me to live in a simpler, more organized and efficient way.’ - designer alek lisefski.
Photography by Kent Griswold
Institute of Cybernetics, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2007. © Nicolas Grospierre
Noritaka Minami - 1972 (2011)
"In the city of Tokyo, a building stands as an anachronism in relation to the surrounding urban landscape. The building in question is the Nakagin Capsule Tower designed by Kisho Kurokawa (1934 – 2007), who was one of the leading members of an influential architectural movement in the 1960s called Metabolism.
Kurokawa designed the building with plug-in capsules to promote exchangeability and modifications to the structure over time, theoretically improving its capacity to adjust to the rapidly changing conditions of the post-industrial society. When the building first opened in March of 1972, it was advertised in the media to signal ‘the dawn of the capsule age.’
The irony presented by the story of the Nakagin Capsule Tower is the fact that it became the last architecture of its kind to be completed in the world. Furthermore, the building has never undergone the process of regeneration during the forty years of existence. Not a single capsule has been replaced since 1972, even though Kurokawa intended them to sustain a lifespan of only twenty-five years.
The design in reality proved to be too rigid in adapting to the unforeseen political and economic developments in the years that followed its construction. With the building’s system in stasis without fulfilling its original mission of continual growth and renewal, it stands like a monument to a future that never arrived in the 21st Century.
Due to the pressures of the city’s real estate market, plans have been discussed for the Nakagin Capsule Tower to be demolished to make way for a conventional apartment complex. Yet, the building today has coincidentally assumed a new role in the city, becoming a poignant reminder of a path ultimately not taken.”