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Taku-Tanku - Bicycle Towable Floating Tiny House Design

Made from two huge recycled water tanks and a few off-the shelf materials, a new tiny house design is intended to be simple and fast to build.The “Taku-Tanku,” which has sleeping space for two or three people, could potentially be used as a disaster shelter, say its creators, the architecture firm Stereotank and Japanese designer Takahiro Fukuda.” - Co.Exist

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Very cool concept - the Little Free Library, via designboom:

The Architectural League of New York has partnered with Pen World Voices Festival to bring the little free library to downtown. Stereotank, founded by Venezuelan architects Marcelo Ertorteguy and Sara Valente, designed the installation at St. Patrick’s old cathedral school in Nolita.

Built out of an inversed plastic tank and a wooden frame, the concept creates an ‘inhabitable’ environment, where users can immerse themselves into the space, taking the time to browse through books and borrow or exchange them.


A library without a librarian, seats, or noise limit? The “Little Free Library” in Manhattan’s Nolita is one of 10 mini libraries scattered in NYC neighborhoods below 8th Street and offers a “take a book, return a book system.

This miniature structure was designed by Stereotank at the request of the Architectural League of New York and PEN World Voices Festival. It was built with an upside down plastic tank supported by a wooden frame. Little peepholes are included on the sides of the structure to allow passerbys previews inside. If you’re looking for your next paper thrill, make your way to this little wonder!

Little Free Libraries in Manhattan



Little Free Library
On view 4 May - 1 Sep, 2013

This is such a great idea! There are ten installations throughout downtown Manhattan that act as little libraries, with the idea of ‘take a book, return a book.’

This particular one is in located in Nolita at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral School, and was designed by Stereotank.

There’s some more info hereLittle Free Library was started three years ago, and there are now over 5,000 locations worldwide!

I can’t wait to go visit some of these locations. I have a ton of books I could bring to them and having been meaning to donate, and it’d be great to get something new to read.


Taku-Tanku is a tiny portable dwelling built mainly from two 3,000 liter water tanks. The micro-house has been designed by the New York-based design studio, Stereotank and Japanese designer Takahiro Fukada. Stereotank have completed a number of experimental pieces in the past using water tanks, but this is their first attempt at incorporating them into a “little house”…