Welcome to the space age.

April 18, 2008

The Small space age, that is.

While I should have saved this for Tiny House Tuesday (next up: April 29), I just couldn’t wait. The Dwell blog’s Michael Dumiak reports on Richard Horden’s über-slick micro-compact home. A 10′ x 10′ box whose innards are as compact as your standard sailboat, the home is a little bit Venturo pre-fab and a lot Sleeper, one of my top-choice Woody Allen films.

Microcompact

Writes Dumiak:

There is no furniture. Everything is dual-use, integrated, part of the bigger piece. The bed folds down from the top. The shower is the entranceway, when the door is closed. Running new-look diode lighting and with its small size, the micro-compact home runs on 53 watts, and that’s including broadband and flat-panel screen.

Originally built for students in Munich (this is the zenith of German efficiency, isn’t it?), the bitty boxes are not yet available in the U.S. But! you can see them at MoMA in NYC as part of its pre-fab housing exhibit, which begins July 20.

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