In the run up to the general election of 2014, the then-Swedish minister of housing, Stefan Attefall, announced his plans for a new law. The Attefallshus clause means planning permission is no longer required for structures with an area below 25 square metres and a height of less than four metres. Despite a polite outcry and virtually-vocal objections from the architecture and planning communities, the new law was duly executed on 2 July, 2014.
This 25m² (269ft²) project is an exercise in modular prefab technology: a fully parametric model that allows the floor layout to change from narrow and long to thick and short while remaining within the stipulated area.
Ordinary is an experimental architecture design and research studio in London, UK.