By streamlining the materials and process, the Open Source House cuts costs and time without sacrificing design. The 1,200 square foot structure opted out of traditional building practices and instead used wood panels as their main material, eliminating the need for plastering and painting and the expense that comes with them. These panels were cut and varnished off-site and cover the walls, floors, and ceilings, creating a minimalist aesthetic. The open floor plan consists of a living room, kitchen, mezzanine, and upper-level bedrooms and bathrooms. Glazed doors provide a natural light source as well as access to an exterior terrace. If you like what you see, Studiolada Architects have shared the plans free of charge.
Photos: Olivier Mathiotte / Studiolada Architects