Gap House by Pitman Tozer Architects

This London home by Pitman Tozer Architects was designed for architect Luke Tozer and his family. At the front, the house is only eight feet wide. Even so, the home manages to feel open and airy. It's especially open at the rear of the house, where the width grows a bit and an entire wall opens up to the back garden space...

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The home is green not just because of its minimal footprint: it is designed with passive solar design, a highly insulated building envelope, ground source heat pump, and rainwater harvesting for flushing toilets and watering the landscaping.

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There's a great video of Tozer doing a walk-through of the house at Sprig's How to Build a Smart (and Very Skinny) Green House. See more of the Gap House and other work at Pitman Tozer Architects. And get even more in-depth info at the project's blog, architect's self-build eco house.

Images: Nick Kane

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