American studio Elizabeth Herrmann Architecture + Design has created a light-coloured micro dwelling with cut-out corners and a sloped roof, aiming to demonstrate that a "small house need not be a claustrophobic, monotonous box". More
Students at the University of Southern California's School of Architecture have conceived a series of shelters for homeless people, ranging from a shopping cart converted into a tent structure to a tiny house made of scavenged material. More
Studiomama has overhauled this tiny single-storey house in north London with adjustable plywood furniture including a fold-out bed, a standing desk and extendable dining benches with pink cushions. More
As housing crises grip several of our global cities, architects and designers are getting creative with ever smaller spaces.
We're celebrating their ingenuity with some of the best examples of micro homes and apartments from our archives, including petite cabins in the woods, an apartment that fits in just 13 square metres, and a narrow home designed to fill the gaps between buildings. See more micro homes on Dezeen »