Upside-Down House by Hutchison & Maul Architecture



Many of the architects love trying in building houses of different designs. In fact, some would enjoy taking the challenge in building houses of different environments with different landscapes, and some would take the challenge of building houses out of the traditional method of building the houses. In fact some would go a bit further on building a house with an untraditional idea of structure for the house. In this case an upside down house of the Hutchison & Maul Architecture.

Upside-Down House by Hutchison & Maul Architecture2

It was an exceptional yet challenging project designed by Perbix Bykonen and built by Raven DB for Hutchison & Maul Architecture in 2008 at Seattle, Washington in United States. It is a 242 square meter housing project for a couple of two children.

The basic fundamental structure of the house was from a single story bungalow of the post-war period. What actually made the house upside down is the traditional placement of the all of living spaces, the spaces for both private and public, were inverted. That is the bathrooms and the bedrooms of the building were built on the main level.

Reversely, what to be built on the traditional main level, the living and dining room, and kitchen were then built on the second levels of the house. Then in the center for the room is the mark of a skylight.


Published by in Architecture, on January 12th, 2010

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