The Big & small modern house by Anonymous is just that, a “big” house on a small lot. Their challenge was to build a home on a lot that was not only obscure in shape but was almost half the size of the surrounding lots. I like the idea of aluminum siding and love it in the darker gray color. I thought it was interesting to note that there are no full length dividing walls in the entire house. The shorter open walls allow for a larger feeling home within the interiors.
The free plan of the site mirrors the free plan of the house because the house does not actually touch the ground – givng full access to enjoy the garden and the views outside the house.To maximise 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