Alexandra Pisano

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Dwarfed by immense stone buildings, a 128-square-foot house sits on the campus of Northwestern University.

Smaller than a one-car garage and slightly wider than arms width, the house is specifically designed to save space. Tables fold up and down, the couch expands and retracts and the bedroom is a loft suspended above the living area.

A class project that began two years ago as a study of a growing environmental movement rapidly evolved into construction of a tiny, energy-efficient house.