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In Japan, the architect Akihisa Hirata takes advantage of the interstitial spaces of the urban Tokyo and there develops a pocket mall. An original and innovative typology.

While others recycle containers, Argentine architecture firm A77 reuses old boxes of wood to shape prototypes of modular housing, light and ephemeral. A low-tech approach, sustainable and flirting with original art and design.

In recent years, the US in particular, consumer interest in the "tiny houses" translate "mini-homes", rises to a crescendo. More than just architectural eccentricities, these pocket houses appear gradually as an alternative housing solution.

sketching software 3 popular dimensions architects, SketchUp now has a plug-in energy simulation. With this free add, it is now possible to integrate environmental issues in the design of a project from the first sketches.

On the airport Stockholm-Arlanda, a new cheap hotel soon propose to its customers a unique experience. Spend the night in one of the rooms in a Boeing 747 now grounded.

In recent days, Twinity, a new virtual universe 3 dimensions is available online. Innovative, Twinity offers users evolve into an exact replica of the real world, its architecture, its infrastructure, its shops. First proposed by city developers: Berlin.

Between chapel and garden shed, this mini cottage designed by Dorte Mandrup combines minimalism and fine detail. The borders of architecture and design, building and furniture merge.

In the manner of a construction set, the rafters are piling up and shift to create the living space of this small Japanese house weekend getaway. Another look at the wooden architecture.
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