always one of my favorites, the gap house by architect luke tozer is a minimalist’s dream (or at least it’s one of mine). i first saw this house in a small article featured in the june edition of dwell; immediately i fell head over heels for the construction. only an architect looks at an eight foot wide alleyway smashed between two west london flats and thinks, “hey, i wanna live there.” tozer designed his own gap house to house his wife and two kids, as well as him, of course. i would kill to live here. not only did the construction only take 12 months, but its also one of the most beautifully simple layouts i’ve seen. the house starts at eight feet, and begins to widen as space was available behind the previously built flats. if that’s not enough to sell you on tozer’s idea, the house is also eco-friendly with features such as rainwater collection and passive solar designs. damn.
sketch of how both rainwater harvesting is completed (blue) and how the coupled heat pump is used.
the farthest back room of the tozer house, i love the combination of stark white walls and classic area rug.
dear luke, please build me a gap house.
p.s. i won’t be posting as frequently for a few days due to the fact that i’m moving back up to chicago for school. i’m super excited and just hope i don’t have tumblr withdrawals.