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L3P Architekten fits a lot of house into a little space

L3P Architekten fits a lot of ...
The home was completed in 2014 (Photo: Vito Stallone)
The home was completed in 2014 (Photo: Vito Stallone)
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The kitchen (Photo: Vito Stallone)
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The kitchen (Photo: Vito Stallone)
A small seating area (Photo: Vito Stallone)
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A small seating area (Photo: Vito Stallone)
A small seating area, from above (Photo: Vito Stallone)
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A small seating area, from above (Photo: Vito Stallone)
Lounge area (Photo: Vito Stallone)
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Lounge area (Photo: Vito Stallone)
A washbasin integrated into the structure (Photo: Vito Stallone)
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A washbasin integrated into the structure (Photo: Vito Stallone)
The master bedroom contains a bath (Photo: Vito Stallone)
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The master bedroom contains a bath (Photo: Vito Stallone)
The master bedroom contains a bath (Photo: Vito Stallone)
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The master bedroom contains a bath (Photo: Vito Stallone)
Construction shot (Photo: Vito Stallone)
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Construction shot (Photo: Vito Stallone)
The home was completed in 2014 (Photo: Vito Stallone)
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The home was completed in 2014 (Photo: Vito Stallone)
The house at night (Photo: Vito Stallone)
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The house at night (Photo: Vito Stallone)
The small garden area (Photo: Vito Stallone)
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The small garden area (Photo: Vito Stallone)
Access is via subterranean entrance in the carport (Photo: Vito Stallone)
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Access is via subterranean entrance in the carport (Photo: Vito Stallone)
L3P Architekten even went so far as to integrate a concrete bookcase as part of the home's structure (Photo: Vito Stallone)
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L3P Architekten even went so far as to integrate a concrete bookcase as part of the home's structure (Photo: Vito Stallone)
View of the dining area (Photo: Vito Stallone)
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View of the dining area (Photo: Vito Stallone)
The home as seen from behind, with small pond (Photo: Vito Stallone)
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The home as seen from behind, with small pond (Photo: Vito Stallone)
Kitchen area at night (Photo: Vito Stallone)
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Kitchen area at night (Photo: Vito Stallone)
The house is located in Dielsdorf, Switzerland (Photo: Vito Stallone)
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The house is located in Dielsdorf, Switzerland (Photo: Vito Stallone)
The physical footprint of the plot is just 5 x 9 m (16 x 30 ft) (Photo: Vito Stallone)
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The physical footprint of the plot is just 5 x 9 m (16 x 30 ft) (Photo: Vito Stallone)
"A classical residential house with solid outer walls, conventional access staircase and traffic area has no space on this site," explains L3P Architekten (Photo: Vito Stallone)
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"A classical residential house with solid outer walls, conventional access staircase and traffic area has no space on this site," explains L3P Architekten (Photo: Vito Stallone)
Its smallish size and unique shape notwithstanding, the home still boasts a good selection of rooms (Photo: Vito Stallone)
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Its smallish size and unique shape notwithstanding, the home still boasts a good selection of rooms (Photo: Vito Stallone)
The kitchen and dining area (Photo: Vito Stallone)
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The kitchen and dining area (Photo: Vito Stallone)
Architectural drawing of House Vineyard Dieseldorf (Image: L3P Architekten)
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Architectural drawing of House Vineyard Dieseldorf (Image: L3P Architekten)
Architectural drawing of House Vineyard Dieseldorf (Image: L3P Architekten)
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Architectural drawing of House Vineyard Dieseldorf (Image: L3P Architekten)
Architectural drawing of House Vineyard Dieseldorf (Image: L3P Architekten)
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Architectural drawing of House Vineyard Dieseldorf (Image: L3P Architekten)
Architectural drawing of House Vineyard Dieseldorf (Image: L3P Architekten)
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Architectural drawing of House Vineyard Dieseldorf (Image: L3P Architekten)
Architectural drawing of House Vineyard Dieseldorf (Image: L3P Architekten)
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Architectural drawing of House Vineyard Dieseldorf (Image: L3P Architekten)
Architectural drawing of House Vineyard Dieseldorf (Image: L3P Architekten)
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Architectural drawing of House Vineyard Dieseldorf (Image: L3P Architekten)
Architectural drawing of House Vineyard Dieseldorf (Image: L3P Architekten)
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Architectural drawing of House Vineyard Dieseldorf (Image: L3P Architekten)
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With prime building space dwindling in many areas, canny developers realize that apparently undesirable plots can be perfectly profitable with the right architect. L3P Architekten recently produced a good argument for building on such sites, with the House Vineyard Dieseldorf: an unusual glass-fronted concrete home located in a cramped plot in Dielsdorf, Switzerland.

House Vineyard Dieseldorf features a mostly glass facade that, while not quite as open to onlookers as the S House, for example, is still not suited to occupants wanting complete privacy. That said, the installation of a bath directly next to a large glass window suggests that privacy wasn't a key concern on this build ...

The physical footprint of the plot available was just 5 x 9 m (16 x 30 ft), which isn't quite tiny-house small, but does present a challenge. To ensure all available space was utilized, a standard front door entrance was shunned in favor of subterranean access via the carport.

L3P Architekten even went so far as to integrate a concrete bookcase as part of the home's structure (Photo: Vito Stallone)
L3P Architekten even went so far as to integrate a concrete bookcase as part of the home's structure (Photo: Vito Stallone)

House Vineyard Dieseldorf is built from reinforced concrete, and this allowed the architects to get creative with the home's design. The central core of the home supports additional rooms which cantilever away in a fashion likened by those involved to the hanging fruit of a vine (the home is located on a vineyard, hence its name).

The interior is noteworthy, too. Exposed concrete is worshipped with a zeal that will delight fans of that kind of thing and horrify its detractors. The walls, floors and ceilings all remain uncovered, and L3P Architekten also integrated a concrete bookcase as a supporting part of the home's structure.

Its size notwithstanding, House Vineyard Dieseldorf still contains a good selection of rooms, including a cellar, utility room, double bedroom (with the aforementioned bath), multi-purpose room, kitchen, bathroom, living room, dining room, and another bedroom. You'd probably want to invest in some warm slippers though – and perhaps some more curtains.

House Vineyard Dieseldorf was completed in 2014.

Source: L3P Architekten via Arch Daily

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