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Ant-farm style '2D' house

not entirely convenient
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You know the schoolchild project where you put soil and a small ant colony between two closely spaced glass plates. You can watch the ants mill about inside and see the tunnels they dig.

I propose a house something like that - a wall and a near-complete window one human's width apart. Of course, to get past things one has to go under or over them, so clever design is critical - the staircase needs gaps, and so on. Storage space in the back wall is permitted, provided that it consists of small cabinets.

Ideal for building as end-terrace at the end of a street, where there is a metre or so of extra space. Where retrofit to existing streets, the number zero will generally be viable on one side.

Loris, Jan 02 2012

http://mattaclark.p...images/nonflash.jpg house slice [xenzag, Jan 02 2012]

Thin Alleyway House http://www.idiolist...house-yet-it-works/
Like an ant farm but without the glass [marklar, Jan 03 2012]

Flatland http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatland
[hippo, Jan 03 2012]

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       You might want to look at some of Gordon Matta-Clarke's installations, out of interest - see link +
xenzag, Jan 02 2012
  

       And the basement could feature a bowling alley with one pin --- you would roll a strike every time! [+]
Grogster, Jan 02 2012
  

       "I don't wanna hear your excuses! The building has to be at least... three times bigger than this!"   

       I saw a design for a very thin house a while ago. I think it was about 2 metres wide and was in an alley between 2 buildings with a retractable staircase to street level.   

       Edit: found it [link] not exactly as described.
marklar, Jan 03 2012
  

       With very quick elevators it shouldn't be too inconvenient.
Voice, Jan 03 2012
  

       Take my advice and hire B.S. Johnson as your designer. He's brilliant at this sort of thing.
Alterother, Jan 03 2012
  

       //With very quick elevators it shouldn't be too inconvenient.//
Not elevators - just air pressure.
phundug, Jan 03 2012
  
      
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