Spine House: Living Smart – Portland Narrow Lot Housing Competition
Design Excellence Winners
Size: 1400 sq.ft
Design: Omar Gandhi, Julian Carnrite
As the name implies, the “Spine House” is based on a continuous path that traverses the entire length of the site. The path connects the site and provides an anchor for program.
Within the house, the spine becomes a 2-storey high space, providing a sense of spaciousness on a site that is lacking in horizontal space.
With conventional wood-frame construction in mind, the house is capable of being built with little cost or difficulty – ideal for first time buyers.