Conscious that Australian homes are some of the largest in the world, the firm has created a three-bedroom home that measures just 255 sq-m, and blurs the lines between inside and out.
The ground floor houses a kitchen, lounge, dining, study and living area, while the bedrooms and bathroom can be found on the upper level. Hidden within the extensive spotted gum timber-lined cabinetry are services and a variety of storage. Spaces can easily be transformed into multi-functional areas thanks to smart design devices and layout.
Up-blinds have been used to meet multiple privacy needs, and a range of sustainable features have been included. Passive solar gain, passive ventilation, high performance insulation, double glazing, rainwater reuse, local materials (where possible) and solar panels all play a part in the home that engages in the community it sits within thanks to large glazed openings.
Large homes bring significant problems to both cities and users as services and infrastructure become further stretched. They are also less responsive to the changing climate and require radically increased cooling and heating equipment.