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Back-to-Back II 

Back-to-back houses maximize density at the expense of daylight, ventilation and open space. This proposal for a three-story four-person household attempts to minimize those inherent disadvantages. 

The L-shaped plan increases the external surface area to get windows closer to the rear of the plan. Placing the stairs at the corner of the L means that that window area is not wasted. 

The middle floor is open but has two distinct living areas, each with a large corner window. The kitchen/dining area overlooks the outdoor space while the living room has long views along the street as well as across it. 

An open skylight above the stairwell increases ventilation.

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