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“Real estate in cities has gotten so expensive that anybody who has a bit of a high ceiling is trying to use that height of the room,” explains designer Roberto Gil who creates custom furniture for his Casa Kids line out of a Brooklyn warehouse (Casa Kids: www.casakids.com) Gil studied architecture, but in 1992 began …

Architect Jérôme Vinçon believes that with architecture, like clothing, made-to-measure buys a lot more than ready-to-wear. When his friends Michel Craca and Gaelle Potel bought a tiny apartment (next door to the restaurant in Paris’ Montparnasse where he’s head chef and she’s maitre d’) and asked for his help, he delivered a piece of personal …

Since Frank Lloyd Wright began building Taliesin West- his winter home and school in the desert-, students have been living in canvas tents as an alternative dorm. It was direct study of nature and the land, both important elements of Wright’s organic architecture. Today the Shelter Program has evolved and students can design and build …

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Three years ago, the Jordan family left their 2,500-square-foot, 4-bedroom home to move into a 1-bedroom 320-square-foot prefab. They also left behind a mortgage, the four jobs they’d taken on between the 2 of them to pay it, and a lot of stress. They now have more time to focus on their family home business …

It’s tough to define just what Wowhaus designers Scott Constable and Ene Osteraas-Constable do. They create furniture, art, architecture, crossover into agriculture and have even designed a wooden skateboard and now- in a nod to the back-to-the-land movements before them- they have settled on a 3-acre homestead where there’s plenty of space to create, grow …

Resource Furniture sells bookshelves, couches and desks- and a combination of the above- that are so highly engineered that they gracefully transform into beds. Gone is the amusing awkwardness of Murphy Beds, this more modern transforming furniture (much of it designed and made in Italy y Clei) is high style and almost, well, magical. Hydraulics …

Micro-apartment playlist: When Christian Schallert isn’t cooking, dressing, sleeping or eating, his 24 square meter (258 square feet) apartment looks like an empty cube. To use a piece of furniture, he has to build it. Located in Barcelona’s hip Born district, the tiny apartment is a remodeled pigeon loft. Designed by architect Barbara Appolloni, Christian …