The Dot House Is a Prefab Tiny Home With Spot-On Finishes - Dwell

2022-06-15 10:32:13 By : Mr. Darcy Liu

Architect: Boano Prišmontas / @boanoprismontas

From the Architect: "Boano Prišmontas designed and manufactured a digitally fabricated tiny home for a dwelling in North London. Conceived as a multifunctional and flexible unit, it provides an ancillary and unique space to work, relax, watch a movie, read or play video games. Mainly used as a study and entertainment room, the 'Dot House' comprises a bathroom and a micro kitchen to provide an independent and self-sufficient micro-habitable space that could be used for visiting, family members, and guests."

The Dot House is composed of two main spaces, the room and the bathroom. The room is linked to the garden with a three-meter-wide patio door, which establishes a visual connection with the main house, whilst merging the internal spaces with the surrounding garden

The internal finishes feature exposed birch FSC plywood on the ceiling, concrete tiles on the floor, laminated plywood panels on the walls, and terrazzo tiles on the bathroom walls. 

The interior palette aimed to find a balance between the practical surfaces of the walls, the natural tone of the birch plywood, and the intriguing texture of the terrazzo tiles. The dwelling has underfloor heating controlled by a thermostat sensor. 

The house is clad with black fiber cement corrugated panels. These were a valuable alternative to charred timber, since the client didn’t want to have a cladding material that needed regular maintenance.

The bathroom is hidden behind a bespoke plywood sliding door which opens onto a micro lobby with a skylight.

The interiors feature laminated plywood and terrazzo tiles

Detail: Built-in lighting in a storage area

The Dot House was entirely premanufactured in London in Boano Prismontas’s workshop. The structure is modular and built with a bespoke plywood chassis which incorporates precut holes for passing the electric cabling and all ducts.

During construction: Assembling the perimetral walls.

During construction: Installing a prefabricated and insulated beam.

During construction: Installing the roof modules.

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