There is something bizarrely satisfying about geometric shapes in architecture. Maybe it is their clean, simple elegance—or perhaps the fact that we do not expect that something as complex and functional as a house could fit inside a basic cube.
This tiny house is called the “One 2 One.” It is the product of the imaginative minds over at WG3 in Austria.
The home is referred to as a “minimal residential object” in the description on the WG3 site. There is something amusingly functional and literal about that name—and it fits.
The One 2 One house is itself quite functional and literal. There is nothing complex or mysterious here. It is delightfully utilitarian in its appeal.
Elements of the design can be reconfigured to serve different purposes. Glance up at the image above, and compare it to the image below.
Two really cool things about this house are the “windows” and the shelves. The windows themselves are translucent, not transparent. So they bring in light, but they maintain privacy. So this home could be constructed in a really dense urban area without compromising solitude.
The shelves take up a large portion of the walls. So even though the house is tiny, there is more than enough storage space which could be utilized in any fashion.
The ceiling is translucent as well, so the bedroom upstairs has lots of light in it. This makes the space feel very “open,” again without reducing privacy.
Check out this and other cool works by WG3 in more depth at the architect’s website.