A new planning rule in Sweden inspired these tiny, beautiful structures

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Battling a national housing shortage, Sweden’s housing ministry is gambling that throwing away the red tape will encourage homeowners to build that extra room and alleviate the pressure.

In July 2014, the Scandinavian kingdom amended its Planning and Building Act to allow homeowners to build small structures that complement their homes withoutobtaining a building permit, provided they are no bigger than 25 square meters (269.1 sq. feet), and no higher than four meters (13.1 ft).  

Sweden’s architects have taken up the challenge, putting their creative minds to work on structures that fit the bill.

Lövkojan (Forest Pavilion), Jägnefält Milton

Created for the new book, 25 Kvadrat (25 Meters Squared), featuring designs for tiny structures that meet the revised code, the Lövkojan, or Forest Pavilion, is a leaf-like structure designed by Swedish architecture firm, Jägnefält Milton and Berlin engineering firm, Arup.

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Bedroom (opens to living room) 37th floor

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