Posts Tagged ‘tiny houses’

Lloyd Kahn on Tiny Houses – lecture in Vancouver

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Lloyd Kahn, Editor in Chief and founder of Shelter Publications, is a North American authority on the handmade house. Visit Shelter for a full list of his book titles on this topic. He has encyclopaedic knowledge of Pacific Northwest and international vernacular architecture and beyond. He is speaking at Vancouver’s Emily Carr University today on the topic Tiny Houses. Lloyd started skating at 65; he’s pictured here on a long board. …read more

The Japanese live comfortably in tiny spaces. Could we?

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

In the western world, 750 sq ft apartments can seem really small, even for just two people. The excerpt below is from an interesting article by Nold Egenter, a Swiss architectural anthropologist, on the cultural influences that allow the Japanese to live comfortably in what North Americans would consider small spaces. From the traditional peasant farmer’s wooden house, above, to contemporary tiny houses and apartments in contemporary Tokyo, Japanese living spaces have …read more