Creating a Vernacular Style that Works
What tends to truly make a house custom and unique is how it is designed in accordance with the location’s climate, topography, and the characteristics and ideals of the place and its inhabitants. In other words, it must reflect and make the most of what is locally available and to live in harmony with the environment, as exemplified in the house featured here, located in Australia. Designed by Sans-Arc Studio, this house was conceived and planned for its specific surrounding context, using locally available building materials and around the Australian way of living. The result is a house that is both a joy and a comfort to live in. Take a look at these photos and tell us what you think on our Facebook Page!
Based on the brief, the architects designed an extension to house new kitchen, living and dining areas. The client fancied Scandinavian design but wanted a home that fitted in with its context – an historical Adelaide neighbourhood.
‘The biggest challenge was to create something that looked ‘Australian’ while rectifying the old problem of Australian houses having poor environmental performance.’ Sans-Arc Studio
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