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When asked to build housing for 100 families in Chile ten years ago, Alejandro Aravena looked to an unusual inspiration:

Alejandro Aravena looked to an unusual inspiration: the wisdom of favelas and slums. Rather than building a large building with small units, he built flexible half-homes that each family could expand on.

Hoagie House by Jersey Devil, in Northern Virginia, 1986.

How '70s Firm Jersey Devil Helped Spread the Gospel of Design/Build

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Pye’s Beach House

This small beach house, elevated for protection from storm surges, has one bedroom and a loft in a square footprint.

This is how I want to roof on my tiny house but with copper roofing.

This 160 sf tiny house was built by Joseph Clark. It's a pretty unique build, thanks to the custom radius rafters made using reclaimed Douglas fir.

These woven tree houses might look like something from a Hobbit film set, but this method of "arborculture" as an architecture form has been used for centuries.

How to Grow Your Own Treehouse

As part of the ecological architecture nonprofit Terreform, Mitchell Joachim, Lara Greden, and Javier Arbona designed this living treehouse in which the dwelling itself merges with its environment and nourishes its inhabitants -- Fab Tree Hab

The interior of the shelter is open-plan and finished in white-painted drywall

The Studio H program is a program that helps youth with their building skills each year. This year they used a tiny house build to explore and refine these

Inside the caboose house. It reminds me of a narrowboat I rented for an English canal boating vacation.

Living in a Tiny House: Marcia's Cozy Red Caboose

Tiny-Ass Apartment: I choo-choo-choose you: A train caboose turned home

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Housing for New Orleans by David Adjaye, Morphosis, MVRDV, Shigeru Ban and others - Dezeen

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13 impresionantes casas hechas 100% con bambú

Elora Hardy´s TED-talk on "Magical houses, made of bamboo" - The stunning bamboo homes built by Elora Hardy and her team in Bali twist, curve and surprise at every turn. They defy convention because the bamboo itself is so enigmatic.

Courtesy of Venice Biennale.

Architecture’s Biggest Prize Was Just Awarded to Someone You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena has been named as the 2016 recipient of the Pritzker, ahead of curating this year's Venice Architecture Biennale \\ known for social architecture and long-term thinking

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