Place things in a small interior of such a housenot easy Where to store things in a small interior? How to organize a place to sleep? How to create conditions to meet the hygienic needs of residents? Is it possible to have a full-fledged kitchen in the conditions of a shortage of square meters? These and many other questions are asked by all the architects who have stepped on the difficult path of designing tiny houses. They critically assess the importance of each function, trying to maintain the convenience of the home at the proper level. In this sense, the creation of architect Kelly Davis, who has already created several amazing structures in cooperation with Dan Dobrowolski, is especially impressive. This time, our attention was attracted by the house on wheels, which he called Traveler XL (a hint at the large size of the building in comparison with the previous works of the author). The project raises some questions regarding design, space planning and the choices we make, and he himself answers them. The house has a truly luxurious bathroom, with a comfortable dressing table, washing machine and full-size bathroom, which, if desired, can be replaced with a shower. In the opposite part of the house is foundbuilt-in double bed. And this in itself is surprising, because in most cases, such objects are equipped with mezzanine beds, because of which many older people simply abandon the idea of acquiring compact housing. Stairs and steep steps present a real danger at night (and those who, for ..., visit the restroom quite often). In the end, the mezzanine can hit his head. And here - a real bedroom with a large window andplenty of storage space. Of course, the so-called king bed, with which this house is equipped, has become standard in America, but we believe that it would be right to offer potential buyers a complete set with a regular double bed as an alternative. This solution will provide room for movement. Due to the presence of a full-fledged bedroom located in the back of the house, the living room was in the middle. It seems cramped and not too comfortable. Here is an example of a compromise. Someone will decide that this is a luxury -occupy most of the living space of the bed. But if she is not a loft, then what? Is there an alternative to both options? Maybe this is a bed with a lifting mechanism, which is securely fixed under the ceiling and easily lowered, allowing you to use the room as a living room during the daytime and as a bedroom at night. However, its installation is a difficult and expensive event. There is another option: a bed that slides under the seating area located on the platform. The problem with it is the need to keep space in front of the platform in order to have where to put this same bed. It's time to discuss the kitchen and dining room. European apartments, which are at least three times more spacious than Traveler XL, usually have refrigerators and stoves 60 centimeters wide. The technique of American manufacturers has much more impressive dimensions, but is it really necessary in a tiny house? It seems that the devices dominate in the interior presented in the photo. But, judging by the comments of Dan and Kelly, it was conceived: “This house is a space for permanent residence, and everything in it is real. Hence the full-size kitchen with a bathroom, a comfortable dining table, a living room with a fireplace and a large TV. ” In a sense, the developers of this project violated the basic dogmas of the ultra-compact construction concept, but we can only thank them for it. Would you agree to live in such a house?
March 26, 2019