Building a house is a lifelong project, but it is undeniable that it will allow you to enjoy the advantages of having a place that reflects your image. You will adapt your home to your lifestyle, your environment, made according to your preferences and needs. Finally, it is a unique house with a strong character that will make a lasting impression.
Nowadays the cubic house is very fashionable. A cubic home is a house with straight lines and a flat roof built on one or two levels. Whether they are models of two-storey or single-storey dwellings, the design of these buildings remains resolutely very modern.
In addition to offering a larger living space because it is optimized, this type of architecture skillfully combines residential areas with design, notably by choosing to split them aesthetically.
The cubic house models offer infinite possibilities in terms of layout and style: with or without garage, integrated or attached garage, you can see a newer version every day. Besides, home designers and modern architects can subtly play with square shapes and straight lines, combine plaster and wooden cladding to make your house unique and able to blend happily into any construction site.
Simplified plan, flat roof, optimized volumes, a look that stands out from the traditional house, the cubic house is often born out of a reflection on:
– build quickly and cheaply;
– consume less energy;
– to meet environmental challenges, to live differently.
This post will shed light on this type of house.
Cube House: Industrialized, Scalable and Modular
The cube house, a minimalist form (although some designs are pretty intricate), is most often a means of more in-depth reflection on the building site adaptation with:
– water management on the plot in the case of a green roof;
– interior and exterior spaces;
– control of construction costs;
– the orientation towards a low-energy or even positive-energy house.
Choosing a cube house is sometimes synonymous with industrialization and standardization of components, hence its reputation as economical housing.
Characteristics of Cube Houses:
– they have a metal or wooden structure;
– the components are industrialized;
– most of the manufacturing is carried out in the workshop, which allows better control of the production process;
– the components of the house are delivered pre-assembled, reducing the time spent on the site;
– the construction is free of material drying times;
– the impact of meteorological hazards is diminished;
– they are quickly habitable;
most of these building systems (cubic or not) simplify the evolution of the house as the family changes (removable partitions, the addition of extensions planned in the system, etc.)
Good to know: it should be kept in mind that not all cubic houses are cheaper.
Cubical Houses Have Compact and Minimalist Shape, but Are They Synonymous with Savings?
You can build a 130 m² house on a medium-sized plot in a peri-urban context. Modern in appearance, it nevertheless has a conventional division of rooms, with living spaces on the ground floor and more intimate places on the first floor. Indeed, cubical plans are perfect for smaller parcels as they can stay within the limit of the property’s square footage. The boundaries are planted with shrubs to create a natural privacy block in front of neighboring homes.
The house is accessible from an alley that can be paved or covered with gravel. It leads to a carport where bicycle storage spaces can also be placed. Next to the access ramp is a place for selective sorting bins. The wooden terrace is angled in shape to allow for sunshine all day long.
Finally, you can transform the office into an additional bedroom or enlarge the living room if the partition of the office is removed.
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