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Retail... in downtown San Jose?

For decades, commercial vacancy and retail has been the two most consistent failures of downtown San Jose. But as commercial vacancy rates near 10%, retail has come to the forefront of most conversations these days. 980 more words




Our space is running out. More people have to live on less space. We have to be creative when it comes to our personal living area. 57 more words


Incredible Home Made out of Shipping Containers

Using eight large shipping containers, Maria Jose Trejos designed this home called Casa Incubo.  The home doubles as a home as well as a workspace.  The first floor features an open social area/office space, with the second floor containing private rooms & bedrooms.   9 more words


Window Shopping

A lot has happened in the last 10 days but there has also been a lot of ‘hurry up and wait’.

We have started an Instagram account with regular updates – if you’re on Instagram follow us: @smallerhouse_biggerlife. 521 more words

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Shipping Container Architecture

I wrote a post for the Center for Historic Preservation’s blog, Southern Rambles, on the use of shipping containers in vernacular and high-style architecture. It emerged from my work in South Africa, and might be of interest to readers here. 8 more words