Blog: SIngle Post


Sliding doors and built-in furniture save space

At just four metres wide Ana Rocha Architecture's wooden skinny house in Almere Poort, the Netherlands, has a frame that took only two days to build and occupies less space than a double parking slot. With a footprint of 16 square metres the micro home designed by Dutch architect Ana Rocha and her studio offers 50 square metres of living space spread over three stories. The wooden house called Slim Fit was quick to build and its light skeleton is designed to take up as little space as possible. The facade is made of Ayous hardwood and the interior walls are lined in birch panels, with space-saving furniture constructed from birch plywood. Sliding plywood panels can be moved to screen the pine wood staircase that runs up one side of the house, negating the need for doors between rooms but giving flexible space and privacy options between floors. Book shelves run up the back wall of the stairway, adding storage space and providing a point of visual interest in the stairwell. From Dezeen: Read More