Sustainable rural development seeks to utilise low impact design techniques to create minimal yet highly crafted spaces. Using a small palette of locally sourced materials which settle naturally into the surrounding landscape, there is a deep focus on connection with the environment and engendering a sense of companionship but also privacy. Of the principles that constitute sustainable regional development, using an efficient footprint to design and build a space that commemorates and gives back to the landscape for the long-term sits at the focal point.

Hip to be Home

Issue 95

Removing trip hazards was just the tip of the iceberg when considering the design for this this deeply modest age-in-place home in a flame zone.