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Fantasy Dwellings Would Turn Sweden Into a Fairyland

In response to a national housing shortage, Sweden has apparently amended the law to encourage the likes of backyard tiny houses and trendy "shoffices" (shed-offices, that is). As Quartz reports, the recent change to the country's Planning and Building Act allows homeowners to build "small structures that complement their homes without obtaining a building permit," for all projects smaller than 270 square feet and lower than 13 feet. The proposals shown here come from a new book called 25 Kvadrat (25 Meters Squared), which compiles various Swedish architects' imaginative approaches towards designing for the new code. Take a look at Swedish architecture firm Jägnefält Milton's platform leaf-like structure and Trigueiros Architecture's experimental Swedish log cabin made of stacks of angled wood pieces.

· A new planning rule in Sweden inspired these tiny, beautiful structures [Quartz]
· All Shoffices posts [Curbed National]