When Sans-Arc Studio have been engaged to design a brand new dwelling for an Adelaide couple, the shoppers introduced them with a comparatively easy temporary, with a couple of particular requests to make sure the result would turn into their ‘without end dwelling’.
It needed to have sufficient house for the shoppers to host a big household Christmas, an workplace match for working from dwelling, along with a ‘dry-store for curing salami’ and an additional house within the storage for his or her 1956 Alfa Romeo! However most significantly, an open-plan kitchen, dwelling and eating, which needed to really feel like the center of their residence.
‘The shoppers have been after a mid-century aesthetic, however have been additionally after one thing low-maintenance,’ Sans-Arc Studio director Matiya Marovich says. ‘On high of this, we launched some additional playfulness and wished a distinctly heat and pure really feel to the house.’
These influences got here to life within the superbly restrained materials palette. European oak timber joinery and Blackbutt flooring set the tone for the serene interiors, whereas cream bricks, off-white tiles and spherical home windows supply nods to retro inspirations.
‘The intention with our materials choice was to be timeless and select sturdy supplies that may age and put on effectively,’ Matiya provides.
Whereas the intriguing facade maintains comparable shapes to neighbouring residences with garages, or older Victoria-era houses, he says using timber and natural shapes creates a extra ‘pure’ construction throughout the leafy road. Timber detailing cleverly hides the three-car storage from view.
The home is passively designed and ‘conscious of its context’, utilizing reverse brick veneer, pure air flow and photo voltaic panels to make sure its sustainability. The eating house additionally flows to an outsized courtyard backyard, creating an adaptable house for entertaining full of pure gentle.
In the meantime inside, a sliding door set amongst the lounge’s joinery separates the street-facing ‘wing’ from the remainder of the floorplan, permitting the homeowners to do business from home and meet their shoppers in non-public.
The ensuing residence has ‘all of the issues’ anticipated of a suburban dwelling, in a chilled, modern bundle designed to face the take a look at of time.