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Small Houses
by Bloom Architecture

Small Houses by Bloom Architecture
Photo by Oki Hiroyuki

Bloom Architecture has developed the Small Houses project in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

A collection of three, small houses was designed with the aim of creating a surprising oasis – a haven in disconnection from one of the most dynamic streets of Phnom Penh.

This was achieved by taking the opportunity of accessing a narrow alleyway of just 60 centimetres to create a small residential community while still maintaining its village scale, a unique feature of the city.

Therefore, the shape of the houses was inspired by the preexisting vernacular wooden Cambodian houses sitting on the street, ready for the needs of working families and retired households.

This project has been shortlisted in the housing project category of Dezeen Awards 2023.

Studio: Bloom Architecture
Project: Small Houses
Credits: Antoine Meinnel, Kong Lim, Ny Kechseang, and Heng Thanak

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