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June 29, 2016

Small is (Very) Beautiful

John Sheehan

As any repeat visitor to these pages likely already knows, we at Studio E Architects are outsize fans of compact living. With two projects presently under construction that incorporate micro-units – Celadon at 9th & Broadway in San Diego for BRIDGE Housing and Parkside Studios in Sunnyvale for Charities Housing – we’re also fortunate enough to see the products of our efforts taking shape and writ large. Check out the time lapse videos of construction progress for both projects below:

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As our own modest experiments in minimal living continue toward completion, we continue to stumble across others elsewhere who are involved in the same ‘project’ – albeit with more generous budgets and prestigious associations. As examples of this, two slideshows of recent ‘essential homes’ caught our eye: Renzo Piano‘s Diogene House on the Vitra campus, and the Charlotte Perriand-conceived “beach house” commissioned by Louis Vuitton.

Both projects embrace low-square footage footprints and provide high-design results. Sounds intriguing, right? Click here to and here to read the articles and enjoy more photos, and stay tuned to this space for more!