This image was recently published in the online magazine Architecture
Featured in the Australian series of Grand Designs this home called
"Very Small House" or "Small House" has gone on to
win national and international awards.
Designed by Domenic Alvaro, it won the ‘World’s Best House’ award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2011.
The Grand Designs website promo says:
"Architect Domenic Alvaro and his partner Sue Bassett are urban animals who love the inner city suburb of Surry Hills in Sydney. However their dream location comes with a nightmare price tag. So, they come up with a unique way of keeping costs down and do this by buying very small and building very tall.
After buying a tiny corner car park measuring 7m x 6m they set out to create 220 square metres of light filled living space. Their vertical build comes together quickly thanks to pre-fab concrete panels which fit together like Lego. Construction itself is fast and efficient but there are interesting challenges on site. A miniscule block and two narrow cross streets won’t submit to the needs of a gigantic crane in a hurry – and the crane is essential as it hauls the huge panels and windows into position. Basically something’s gotta give – and it does. Will the result be worth the hassle?"
I think the answer to that is a resounding yes!