So … this one isn’t really a tiny house. “The Brain” measures 14,280 cubic feet. But it does share a lot of design principles in common with tiny houses, and much of that space is vertical. Indeed, rather like a tiny house, this house consists basically of one big room, so it’s worth a look. Indeed, Olson Kundig, the architectural firm that worked on “The Brain,” also has constructed some tiny houses I have shared with you in the past.
“The Brain” takes its name from its function. It was built to serve as a kind of laboratory of imagination for the filmmaker who commissioned it.
As such, it lets in a lot of light—both in terms of physical outdoor light through the vast windows and spiritual light in the form of inspiration and insight.
With the spacious, open interior and the steel mezzanine, you can see how the firm’s tiny house design experience may have informed the construction of this larger structure.
There is a hidden set of stairs leading up to the loft:
Here is the view from the loft:
Yes, that is a functional fireman’s pole. You can use it to get back downstairs if you fancy making an eccentric entrance.
Here are a few more shots that illustrate the beautiful interplay of angles and light in the structure:
Who wouldn’t want to step into this studio to work and dream?
Learn more about The Brain and Olson Kundig’s other projects at the firm’s official website http://www.olsonkundig.com/projects/the-brain/.