Bigger is not always better when it comes to architecture, and the growing niche of “nano dwellings” is living proof. Nano structures are created from array of building methods and spatial innovations designed with optimized comfort and privacy despite having an interior space of less than 807 sq. feet (some of the most compelling designs come in under a mere 500). The reduction in building materials alone makes nano dwellings green by design and most pre-fab units offer additional green elements such as readymade solar panels, rainwater collection systems, and structural insulated panels which create minimum waste and have superior structural and insulation properties. Being that the housing industry accounts for 60% of global carbon emssions, small may be the biggest idea yet.
Recommeded reading: Nano House: Innovations for Small Dwellings, Small Architecture Now!