Tiny House, Andrea’s
Due to many requests after viewing Tiny House, Miley’s, I am presenting a different design, also based on the square. More in line with the International style, this model is rectilinear with large round windows. It could easily be adapted to large areas of glass rather than expanses of painted walls and like Miley’s, this house begs for color instead of the contemporary penchant for neutrals.
Andrea’s makes a simple architectural statement. The square and triangular forms of the edifice is broken up by two large circular windows in the front. These windows provide interest to what might appear rather boring if standard rectangular windows were used. The adaptable appearance would allow for walls of glass, if properly done. Yet added decoration would hamper the cleanliness of the composition.
This view gives a better look at the rise of the building from back to front. A shed roof with overhang would not be out of place. Even so, a flat roof accentuates the severity of the geometric plan.
The back of the house is dominated by wide, French doors that lead onto a patio. A better view of the slanted roof comes into sight.
Notice how the high ceiling at this end creates an illusion of a much larger volume. The large stretch of wall, broken up by the sizeable, round windows, also increases the effect of greater space. In this small house the living area acts also as the sleeping area with a daybed or a pull-out sofa.
Mid Century Modern concepts apply to Andrea’s. By replacing the walls with glass and exposing a post and lintel system, the leap to constructions of the past is easily imaginable. This tiny house suitably functions as a guest or beach house as well as a diminutive residence. One of the appealing features of this dwelling is the that dimensions and the use of standard materials, including the lack of interior complexity, achieves a modest cost in building.