A Door-Bottom Filter Keeps Your Neighbors' Smells Out of Your Apartment

When you live in an apartment or a condo not only do you have to put up with noisy neighbors, you also have to deal with their smells sneaking into your home via the hallway. A draft blocker is one way to seal off the crack at the bottom of your front door, but those always seem to be in the way. So the Door Filter,… »1/14/15 4:40pm1/14/15 4:40pm


This Tiny Home Uses Sliding Walls to Transform One Room Into Four

We've seen our fair share of transforming apartments around here, from MIT's super-advanced version to this Ikea-esque wonder. But none of them can compare to the sheer inventive genius of this apartment, in which huge sliding racks make it possible to pack a whole household into a tiny corridor of space. »11/07/14 10:01am11/07/14 10:01am

This tiny apartment hides so many tricks to make it feel so much bigger

There are tiny apartments. And then there are ridiculously tiny apartments. And then there is this apartment. The only thing smaller than this 86 square foot apartment in Paris is a prison cell. Maybe. And yet this apartment hides so many tricks that it can transform itself to feel a lot bigger. »11/04/14 10:01pm11/04/14 10:01pm

The Tiny Transforming Apartment That Packs Eight Rooms into 420 Square Feet

Living in New York City isn't all adventure and dynamism. Unless you are wealthy the way no real person is, you probably have to settle for a living space that is cramped and cluttered. It is the project of Graham Hill, entrepreneur and treehugger.com founder, to come up with an ideal New York apartment—one with a… »1/17/13 10:00am1/17/13 10:00am

Foldable Kitchens, Offices and Bedrooms Optimize Tiny Living Spaces

In case you're one of those poor souls residing in a room the size of someone's walk-in closet, here's a sweet innovation from the Land of Lack-of-Space, Japan. The Kenchikukagu, designed by Toshihiko Suzuki for Atelier OPA, is a series of “rooms” that can be folded and wheeled away for easy storage. The line… »10/02/08 3:15am10/02/08 3:15am

New Paris Building Casts No Shadows, Generates Electricity

Le Project Triangle is one of those buildings that make us think that we may actually drive flying cars one day. To be completed by 2014 in the Porte de Versailles area in Paris, its most impressive feature is that, according to the architects, it won't cast shadows on adjacent buildings. The trick is the orientation… »9/29/08 11:30am9/29/08 11:30am