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DOWNSIZE ME | Giga-Living in Nano Houses

Text By M.P. Klier


Stirling Elmendorf Photography

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House Arc (150 square feet)
Joseph Bellomo Architects

Slim (at just 3,000 pounds) and curvy, the House Arc is a sidekick of the Bike Arc, a major upgrade to the traditional bike rack. Have a House Arc kit sent to you in a single flat-pack box, tell a few friends you'll buy them beer and pizza if they help you put together the steel tubes and wall panels (which can be made of local wood or recycled metal), and voilà—an off-the-grid home. The architect envisions single modules being used as emergency shelters, and multiple modules being combined into separate living, sleeping, and dining areas for those with more time and money on their hands.

 


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