Tour a Tiny House That Makes the Case For Black Aluminum Facades

published Apr 4, 2021
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French company Baluchon has constructed a tiny house that makes the case for refined black aluminum facades. The ala köl tiny house, built for a couple with an affinity for world travel, is small but mighty: there’s an off-center ridge with an exterior dressed in a sophisticated black aluminum, and an entryway that doubles as both the door and floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing natural light to flow in. While the ala köl looks modest from the outside, there’s enough room inside for a kitchen, living space, loft bedroom, and, yes, even a washing machine. 

Upon entry, there’s a living area with a loveseat, a dining table that could seat up to four, and a wooden world map that speaks to the owners’ many excursions across the globe. The living space leads directly into the kitchen area, featuring units made of French walnut wood. A fridge, gas stove oven with four burners, sink, and plenty of drawers and cupboards painted in a pastel green make for simple living and entertaining. With tiny houses, storage solutions are vital: the steps that lead up to the bedroom area double as shelves and storage space. 

The bathroom and laundry area are neatly tucked at the far end of the tiny house, right behind the kitchen. A partition door, rather than a regular ol’ door, makes the most of the limited square footage.

In the mezzanine above the kitchen, there’s enough room for a large bed and even some shelves for more storage space.  While a small space, it’s striking how light, airy, and spacious the ala köl tiny house looks. The height of the structure, abundance of windows, and color choices certainly contribute to these effects. 

Tour Baluchon’s dreamy ala köl tiny house with the images above. We’re taking major design cues from this small (but spacious!) black aluminum beauty.