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Becoming a Small Space Tourist

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 17, 2013 01:01 AM
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by Brent Turner last modified Jan 16, 2013

When people use the phrase "small space," they're usually talking about the spaces where we live. But what about the rest of our lives? The places where we shop, relax and even spiritualize? For that, we imagined spending the day as a small space tourist. We begin at the Das Park Hotel in Austria (pictured above), a sewage pipe turned pay-as-you-can hotel room. Yes, a sewage pipe.   After waking up, let's head to the cafe...or in this case, a pocket park in New York. A collaboration between the NYC Department of Transportation and the businesses that front it, this space is nothing more than some seating and landscaping squeezed onto the sidewalk. We think the bright red chairs look great in the city, but to blend into more natural surroundings, one might want to consider using  transparent outdoor chairs . After morning coffee, we head out to the Uniqlo store, designed by shipping container pioneer architects Lot-ek . In our new clothes from Uniqlo, we now head for church...well, the chapel at least. The Mobile Chaplet below was designed to service rural communities in North Dakota, but it can be used just about anywhere a flat bed truck will take it. Finally, we return to New York's Pod Hotel for the evening.  The Pod offers affordable small rooms, furnished in a way that should appeal to any fan of modern design. Set of 2 Zuo Mesh Chrome Dining Chairs Besa Divi Satin Nickel European Swing Arm Wall Light At less than 100 square feet per room, the Pod offers just enough space for the things that really matter--you and your valuables. Isn't that the essence of small spaces? Images: Sprkling ,  Transportation Nation ,  Noticias Aquitectura ,  Dwell ,  The Pod Hotel





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