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Small Living


Small Living

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milan-based designer patricia urquiola has developed 'cottage' for spanish furniture company kettal on show at the salone del mobile 2012. the exterior structure takes its form from an architectural typology that is streamlined, minimalistic and modern.

Based on an already-popular compact three-wheeled vehicle (the Piaggio), this may be the world’s tiniest portable home – a kind of car, camper, trailer and tent hybrid all packed into an ultra-small frame. Best of all, it takes the elements it needs and innovates where required – all to avoid reinventing the wheel, so to speak.

This layered enclosure folds out of a remarkably sleek, compact and modern-looking trailer attachment many times smaller than the full-scale living-and-dining area that it can convert into. It is aptly named Opera, perhaps for its visual similarity to the famous music hall in Sydney, by designer Axel Enthoven. Built-in cabinetry, hardwood floors, two beds, a toilet, hot and cold running water and LED lighting are all constructed as part of the core bottom structure, while the top tent area is

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