08 Jun '15, 5am

Waterfall House is a concrete prefab that pushes the boundaries of local building laws

The building, was conceived as a concrete box with large windows and an overhanging canopy oriented toward the sea. According to the new law, half meter protrusion are not counted in the building area, which is why the architects created large bay windows which provide additional space for a loft bed, a sofa niche and the kitchen. The open-plan interior accommodates a lounge space, kitchen, dining area and study. The bathroom would be located in one of the corners, while the space above the desk can be used to build a

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