Tiny House

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With so many star architects creating bigger and flashier buildings, it’s refreshing to see Renzo Piano’s new project with Vitra, Diogene, a self-sufficient, minimal house as tiny as can be. At 8.2 feet wide by 9.8 feet long by 11.5 feet high, Diogene’s small footprint makes a big impact. Light, airy with a wood-clad interior, two windows and a skylight, the house efficiently functions with just enough space for a bed, desk and chair, complimented and supported by photovoltaic cells and solar modules, a rainwater tank, natural ventilation, and triple glazing. Currently a prototype on the Vitra campus, the house will be available for purchase in a few years.