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Thursday, 30 April 2009
 
Architect Les Abbott of L A Design Studio submitted photos of this stunning little house which shows that small need never be drab or lacking in character.

The client brief was to design a 50m² timber frame house on a steeply sloping site, (7m fall diagonally across the site over 22m) that was littered with large rocks. The road also sloped by 3m over the width of the site.
 
The platform was constructed on a grid of gum poles at a level that took the ground conditions, height restrictions, driveway access and the magnificent view into account. A big factor in the design was the South Easter wind from the one side and the North West and rain from the other.

Designing small spaces is always more difficult than large open spaces because each square centimeter is valuable and a good design is worth the time and effort that it takes to produce. The use of different materials on the building and attention to the finishes also makes a huge difference when trying to give a small building that unique special character and the ‘wow factor’ that turns something small into something very desirable.

Here are some photographs and details as well as the floor plan of this cleverly designed small house.
 

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