BIG and Small House by Anonymous Architects

BIG and Small House is a project designed by Anonymous Architects in 2012. Located in Los Angeles, California, United States, the house has a total floor area of 1,200ft² (111m²).

Starting with an empty lot which was half the size of the typical minimum lot size, the objective was to maximise 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 the house.

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.

— Anonymous Architects

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Photographs by Steve King
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