Big and Small House
Modern House: Big & Small House
This amazing house in the city of angels (L.A.), is brought to life by Anonymous Architects . I really enjoy looking at this house, while the name suggests an oxymoron, a clash of two opposite words big & small. This couldn’t be further apart from the truth, even though the house looks quite small the interior are wide and really beautiful, proving that with the right architectural decisions you can have a smart use of space and the end result is just staggering. I wouldn’t mind parking my car there.
Description from the architects: Starting with an empty lot which was half the size of the typical minimum lot size, the objective was to maximize the interior volume of the dwelling. And so there are no full height dividing walls inside the house making the interior room the same size as the building footprint. It is an inversion of luxury in that the smallest house contains the largest room. The free plan of the site mirrors the free plan of the house because the house does not actually touch the ground – giving full access to enjoy the garden and the views outside of it. To maximize usable floor space the shape of the house follows the shape of the site which is somewhat of the parallelogram. This opened up the possibility of some interesting geometries of the building which in turn helps dilute the mass.
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