Iconic European Floor Plans
The iconic home designs that define cities.
Tiny upper-floor “maids’ rooms” have helped drive down local assumptions about exactly how small a livable home can be.
A different kind of wealth distribution in 17th-century Amsterdam paved the way for its quintessential home design.
Why do mid-rise tenements dominate Berlin? The Mietskaserne, or “rental barracks,” have shaped the city’s culture and its counterculture.
The most common residential floor plans in European cities offer a window into urban history and culture. In London, it’s the “two-up, two-down” row house.