Ordinary - 25 Square Meter House

25 Square Meter House

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.

http://ordinary.london/

Ordinary is an experimental architecture design and research studio in London, UK.

4 Comments

  1. I like it but would enjoy exterior folding roof covers and walls that defines floating windows for winter cover.

    • Cool idea!

    • I would like to build a tiny house on wheels that unfolds at both ends to ad to its length. The shower will be a cube that could be taken apart and assembled, same with sink, a composting toilet cube out on a floating deck w exterior shower. I am trying to find materials that are used and inexpensive. I have a fixed income.

  2. Great stuff. Did you know that they have a similar law in Spain, but it can only have one door and one window and has to be so many meters away from the next one. I designed one, not as good as this, but never got around to building it.

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