Nicole Jewell

Asymmetrical Happy Cheap House is a Quirky Prefab Retreat

by , 08/29/14

Happy Cheap House, Tommy Carlsson, architecture, prefab housing, prefab design, corrugated iron homes, low cost architecture, laminated plywood,

Located in Stockholm, Carlsson’s low-cost prefabricated home is based on a frame made out of laminated plywood. The house can be assembled quickly on-site, and its modular construction allows it to be easily adapted to suit different needs.

Related: David Rockwell Launches New Line of Luxury Prefab Homes

The home’s choppy angular facade is mirrored within. Optimizing living space where possible, a series of asymmetrical areas define the ground floor living and dining room. The second floor features two bedrooms and a sitting area.

Carlsson explains that the vision behind the compact design is not just frugality, but also practicality: “The concept is both a vision of a better world in the small format, how we live in the future, what we need around us in the housing world and how large a house we really need.”

+ Tommy Carlsson

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Photography by Michael Perlmutter

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