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August 2, 2013

Renzo Piano's Tiny House



Wrote Elaine Louie in a July 17, 2013 New York Times story, "'When I was a student, in the '60s, I dreamt of making a house 7 feet by 7 feet, as a dream of freedom, of self-moderation,' said Renzo Piano,, the Pritzker Prize-winning architect. In June, Mr. Piano, 75, surpassed those dimensions, but only slightly, with Diogene, a prototype house for the furniture company Vitra that is 8.2 feet wide by 9.8 feet long by 11.5 feet high.


The aluminum-clad wood house features two rainwater tanks attached to a boiler, a composting toilet, triple-glazed windows and insulated walls that can withstand temperatures from minus 10° to 105°F.


Electricity comes from three rechargeable batteries that plug into an external power source. Diogene is expected to be produced in three years and will cost about $45,000. A deluxe model with rooftop photovoltaic panels will be about $75,000. The prototype can be seen on Vitra's campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany."

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Does Natalia Repolovsky, majordomo of Shoebox Dwelling, know about this?

She will.

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four tee five thou sand dol lars ? ? ?

Posted by: rob | Aug 2, 2013 9:30:41 PM

Where does the treadmill go?

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Aug 2, 2013 1:04:04 PM

I just love those tiny, self-sufficient houses. I would totally go for that. Even better, if I could find one that floats. :-)

Posted by: HappinessSavouredHot | Aug 2, 2013 8:56:50 AM

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