Not Your Average Dorm


A welcome alternative to dorm-room living, Tengbom Architects in Sweden recently unveiled a design for affordable, energy-efficient tiny housing units for students. On view at the Virserum Art Museum in Småland, Sweden, the 10-square meter units are model studies in efficiency, built from local, renewable cross-laminated wood, and can be constructed on-site. They include a sleeping loft, kitchen, bathroom, desk, and plenty of storage and windows – along with their own mini patio and garden.