Drivers Run (2014) > Design + Construct
This two bedroom dwelling was designed specifically for one person, book ending the house with bedrooms, providing the flexibility of a central kitchen/dining/living space.
The brief was influenced by the client’s love of travelling as she recalled her particular interest in the simplicity and functionality of Scandinavian residential architecture. This was achieved through simple planning, minimal colour, pitched gable roof and the feature use of timber cladding.
Located on a large rural block provided the flexibility for the house to be oriented due north, allowing winter sun access to the complete 5m depth of the building. With the need to be a budget focussed project, this house was designed around ease of construction and cost effective finishes such as the choice to use a simple board cladding in collaboration with battening as a simple technique to introduce texture. The country style of the rural area continues internally through the use of exposed bagged and painted brickwork.
Although initially not convinced by the design choice to ‘wrap’ the roof and cladding in one colour, the client admits that she thinks the outcome has been a beautiful and simple house for her to dwell in.