I don't know if elves live in this house, but it sure looks like they might. Located on the Swedish coast, the 269-square-foot hut looks like a flower that just sprouted out of the ground.
And it's small not for lack of space or for maximising energy costs, but because architect Torsten Ottesjö truly believes that compact spaces are superior to garish, frivolous constructions. With angular windows that bathe the little place in light, and a curved form, it's certainly more inviting than a sterile, cold mansion. [Platforma Arquitectura via FastCo]