Gap House

rendering of six two-storey houses with dark cladding and slanted roofs with small garden plots in each yard
  • bdplab
  • Sustainable Design
  • Mass Timber

Factory constructed, contemporary and cost-effective eco-homes designed to fit into small urban spaces, such as garage plots, to address the housing crisis.

Our interdisciplinary team has developed a stylish and sustainable prototype home which offers a compact living space manufactured from timber, reusing foundations of existing garage structures where possible, to offer low carbon living with no combustion sources.

Its flexible design means it can be adapted for different uses, temporary accommodation and downsizer living, using shared communal facilities.

It offers opportunity for mass customization through standardization of the chassis (using cross laminated timber or structural insulated panel systems) and personalization of internal and external finishes/layout. A digital twin can be made in advance then manufactured with economies of scale. This also allows the capture of data through pre and post occupancy evaluation.

bird's eye view of six houses with dark cladding and slanted roofs and gardens in each yard

rendering of people in the yard of a row of houses with dark cladding, slanted roofs and gardens in each yard

rendering of a section cut showing the interior of a two-level house with a slanted roof

diagram of Gap House pointing out all the various sustainability features of the design