I've just discovered an amazing Architecture firm called Saunders Architecture of Norway. They have built a series of huts and studios in Canada, they are not only beautiful but completely off-grid and have the most stunning settings.
I feel that this is the future for architecture in the modern world. Too many people, not enough space, so designing and building space saving and off-grid shelters would be a fantastic way to get architecture to the masses. I know this has already been done, using shipping containers etc. But it could be really developed further into a common form of housing for the next generations, who will not be able to afford to climb onto the property ladder.
See Dezeen for more pitcures of these projects.
Long Studio, Bridge Studio, Squish Studio and Tower Studio