“Mineral House” in Japan: Lessons for Portland Backyard Cottages

Okay, the “Mineral House” is a bit crazy and probably would push the avant-garde-meter too far for the City’s design decision-makers, but the tiny house still offers lessons for Portland Accessory Dwelling Units.

tiny houseIt neatly accommodates all the necessities of a home – kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, ample living room – in its 474 square feet … all the while celebrating the gift of natural daylight with smart interplay between window openings and interior spaces.  As Japanese designers demonstrate again and again, a lot can be accomplished with a little.  Thanks to the blog Inhabitat for sharing their slideshow of this intriguing project.


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