A Compact Solution To Combined Living.
The space is modest, measuring a mere 2.4 meters in width, 5.5 meters in depth and a total of 12 meters in height.
This layout is a logical one for them. They are able to meet their clients on the ground floor without taking them through their home. Having the dining area directly above the studio provides quick access to the most commonly required functions of the house, access to food and water.
Perhaps the strangest decision is to have the prison-style toilet located at the end of the bed. Following this is the shower on the garden roof. Interestingly these are located on opposite sides of the house too, suggesting that this was not necessarily a decision due of having to follow plumbing.
Each floor features large full width and full height windows on both sides, maximising natural light intake, but minimising privacy. I suspect that the issue of privacy is not a problem for the inhabitants, but it no doubt is for other people
The balance of light vs privacy is going to be a difficult one to get right for my site, especially considering the position of the plot on the perimeter block. Although this example has an interesting approach to providing artificial light at night, as can be seen in the images below.