Old barn becomes young architect’s budget, elegant home-studio

September 9, 2019 john 20 64630 17:16

Alfredo Vanotti wanted to recover the old barn his grandfather had built 100 years ago in his village’s now-abandoned town center. Working on a tight budget and mostly his, and his father’s, labor, he began to turn the former cow stable and hay loft into a modern classic home for himself and his daughter, and…

$700 mechanical micro-A-frame blends with Montana wilderness

August 5, 2019 john 20 55928 18:59

When Alla Ponomareva and her husband Garrett Hohn found Derek “Deek” Diedricksen’s plans to build a transforming A-frame cabin for only $1200 they bought the plans and got to work. Three weeks later, they had an 80-square-foot, off-grid, tiny home that cost only $700 (solar panels included) thanks to a lot of reclaimed materials. One…

Mechanical light cottage morphs sliding skin with use/seasons

July 3, 2018 john 20 28908 19:35

When his mother began talking about putting a prefab in her backyard, Caspar Schols- a physicist by training- was working at a tech firm, but had always loved architecture and asked if he could design her something special. Wanting to create a home that you could change as easily as you change your clothes, Schols…