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Didn't use garage, turned it into his parents' modern home


To convert a garage into a home, Ramiro Losada-Amor left the structure untouched and dropped a birch box inside to operate as a transforming home within a home. “That box is like a Swiss Army Knife where everything can open or close, depending on the situation”. The unit houses a kitchen, an unfolding dining table and chairs, a full bathroom, and sliding walls.

The cube divides the bedroom from the kitchen/living room with an interior bathroom. The wall opposite the kitchen is packed with wooden cubes which can be removed to create chairs and tables. Surrounding these Is floor-to-ceiling shelving which hides a Murphy bed.

The couple chose the property so their parents could live in the main house and the lot could become a family compound. Since there is no longer a garage, they installed three sheds in the backyard to serve as storage, a pottery studio, and a plant nursery.

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All the water from the home and roof is recycled and used on their extensive vegetable garden. The home uses crosses breezes and heavy insulation instead of air conditioning.

Architects: ModerngrannyFlat: www.instagram.com/moderngrannyflat with Ramiro Losada-Amor & Prismatica: http://www.prismaticadesign.com/

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