The Pyramid House With Surrounding Trellis and Gate Open.

Pyramid House

The Pyramid House.
The Pyramid House.

 

The Pyramid House design was based upon a longstanding pleasure of basic geometric forms, the square and the isosceles triangle.  The house is a perfect square at 20′ x 20′ and, therefore, near 400 square feet after deducting the thickness of the walls. The corners sport triangular windows that give the feeling that the roof is balanced in the middle like a teeter-totter. The angles of the non-glass triangles harken back to the angle of the pyramids at Giza in Egypt.

Unfortunately, further consideration should be made regarding the support of the roof. It might be necessary to engineer a less fragile way to carry the weight of the roof such as vertical mullions as well as the horizontal ones or corner mullions perhaps on the inside of the glass to keep the sleek look of the corners from the outside. The weight of the roof is not that great considering the overall dimensions of the building. However, the roof is not supported on the inside by load bearing walls but spans the entire width and length of the space.


The Pyramid House With Surrounding Trellis and Gate Closed.
The Pyramid House With Surrounding Trellis and Gate Closed.

 

Pyramid House With Trellis Removed For a Clean Line of Sight.
Pyramid House With Trellis Removed For a Clean Line of Sight.

 

As you proceed through the images in this design article, you will notice the finishes and materials change. This is simply to illustrate the many choices available in the design of this house. 

 

Another View of the Front at a Slightly Different Angle.
Another View of the Front at a Slightly Different Angle.

 

With Different Materials.
With Different Materials.

 

The Southern Side of the House.
The Southern Side of the House.

 

A Direct View of the Southern Side of the House.
A Direct View of the Southern Side of the House.

 

The Back Southern Corner.
The Back Southern Corner. (With Stucco Walls.)

 

Direct View of the Back of the House.
Direct View of the Back of the House.

 

Due to the small size of this house, certain symmetries such as the placement of the back door to one side becomes necessary. If placed in the middle then the bed area on the inside would narrow.

 

Coming Around to the North Side of the House.
Coming Around to the North Side of the House.

 

The Privacy Trellis Removed.
The Privacy Trellis Removed.

 

The north side of the house features a built-in cement sink and stove top.

 

North Side of the House.
North Side of the House.

 

Coming Back Around to the Front.
Coming Back Around to the Front.

 

The outdoor chairs are of my design and can be seen on diymodernfuniture.com at E-Chair

 

The North Front Corner With the Trellis.
The North Front Corner With the Trellis.

 

The Front Gate.
The Front Gate.

 

On the Front Patio Looking North.
On the Front Patio Looking North. (The Front Door on the Right.)

 

 

On the Front Patio Looking South.
On the Front Patio Looking South.

 

The Patio Extension on the North Side of the House.
The Patio Extension on the North Side of the House.

 

View From the Front Door.
View From the Front Door.

 

The kitchen is on the immediate left while the bathroom is toward the back on the left. The sleeping area is on the right and out of view is the living area on the right.


Just Inside the Front Door Looking to the Left.
Just Inside the Front Door Looking to the Left.

 

We see a small kitchen with island bar with a small dining area in the windowed corner.

 

View From the Small Dining Area.
View From the Small Dining Area.

 

Seeing the Living Area From the Small Dining Area.
Seeing the Living Area From the Small Dining Area.

 

The Sleeping Area.
The Sleeping Area.

 

Looking From the Sleeping Area Toward the Kitchen/Dining Area.
Looking From the Sleeping Area Toward the Kitchen/Dining Area.

 

The Lounging Area and Front Door.
The Lounging Area and Front Door.

 

The Bathroom at the North Corner of the House.
The Bathroom at the North Corner of the House.

 

The bathroom is separated from the rest of the house by 8′ walls on two sides. The interior walls of this house are 12′. Therefore, the bathroom has no independent ceiling.

 

The Bathroom Sink With the Door to the Left.
The Bathroom Sink With the Door to the Left.

 

 

Peering Through the Bathroom Door to the Sleeping Area.
Peering Through the Bathroom Door to the Sleeping Area.

 

 

This square tiny house design utilizes high ceilings and an open floor plan to create a sense of spaciousness. The basic forms used allows for an almost unlimited combination of colors, textures, finishes, fixtures, and materials.

 

Pyramid House Floor Plan.
Pyramid House Floor Plan.




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Self-Portrait in Red.
Self-Portrait in Red.

 

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