Many cities have outrageous rent, and then you have to pay for a parking space. But what if you could live the parking space by itself? Behold a house called Tikki (which means stick) that covers a space of a little more than 8' x 16'. It has three floors with a workspace, a living space, and a greenhouse o top.
“The city is not designed because of humans–it’s designed because of cars,” says architect Marco Casagrande, principal at the Helsinki-based Casagrande Laboratory, which designed the new tiny house. “All the streets in cityscapes are based on car dimensions. This I found a little bit strange. We have all this talk about the density of cars getting less and less in cities, and at the same time, we are talking about people moving into cities . . . but we don’t have space to build. Nobody has been questioning car parking spaces. They are everywhere. So this talk about no land to build in cities is nonsense: It’s everywhere, but it’s just for cars.”
It's an intriguing design, but how many of these would you have to put together to make plumbing and electricity worth installing? And how far apart would they have to be to be usable? Read more about the Tikki house at Fast Company. -via Digg
(Image credit: Nikta Wu)