AR Architects’ Cube House is a great example of how a cool house can be built on a long and narrow lot. The long concrete bench that runs the length of the house and then leads into the outside courtyard is my favorite part of this clever house. This bench also plays the role of a seat and storage – so convenient and practical! The way the house opens to the outside makes this smaller house bigger and adds to its living space. The interior is rather modern and simple: neutral colors, mostly white, not a lot of furniture so as not to clutter the space.