Over in the Loess Plateau in Shanxi, China, the traditional cave dwelling got a modern makeover courtesy of a Chinese architecture studio. The striking home takes over a barrel-vaulted recess in the earth, and comprises a combination of new spaces and a derelict existing cave revamped for contemporary living. See more.
To inspire a downsize, here are 11 examples of small modern homes around the world that show how style can be achieved even on a smaller scale. See more at the Contemporist.
The home is just 100 square meters (about 1100 square feet), and includes a living area, dining area, kitchen, one bedroom and bathroom. The house fully opens up to take advantage of the weather and the view. The perfect prescription for the winter blahs… Read more at the Contemporist.