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Parkside Studios Prefab

Adam Wientrab writes about how time is money in his article, Prefab Buildings Snap into Place in the San Francisco Business Times cover story. Charities Housing knows this all too well. Charities Housing executive, Dan Wu said, “We’d been looking at … Continue reading

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Archer Studios: Builder Magazine 2013 Grand Award Winner

Builder and Custom Home magazines combined forces this year to present their respective annual honors, and Studio E Architects came away from the event with top honors: Archer Studios – our 42-unit micro-unit development in San José, California – was … Continue reading

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More Big Thoughts on Living Small: Parkside Studios & Hotel Churchill

Micro-units – rental dwelling units that are 300 square feet or less in floor area – continue to be a hot topic in the press and on the web. Micro-fever is catching here at Studio E Architects as well, with … Continue reading

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Micro-Flats: an Old Idea Whose Time Has Come… Again

Despite a torrent of recent attention in the press, Micro- isn’t a new idea… Architects have been noodling on the virtues compact living quarters for a good long time (and we’re no exception). I recalled a famous example recently that … Continue reading

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Small is the New Black – the fascination with Micro-flats Part II

Dogs that fit in your purse, urban parklets, and iPad minis… As we noted last week, small is back in vogue in a big way – and it’s even extending to the spaces we call home.  As the U.S. population … Continue reading

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Small is the New Black – the current fascination with Micro-flats

Small is cool again. The Fiat 500, “small bite” menus, micro-breweries… This cultural tendency toward the tiny has even extended to the multi-family development world, which is a-buzz this spring with discussions about Micro-Flats. Tiny dwelling units are turning up … Continue reading

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Big Thoughts on Small Spaces: Archer Studios on the Forefront of Micro-Unit Apartment Design

We’ve been singing the praises of the small, but beautiful Archer Studios – Studio E’s 42 unit single-room-occupancy (SRO) development near downtown San José, California, since its completion earlier this year, and now others are beginning to catch on: Archer … Continue reading

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