SAOIR Home / refresh*design
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Producers : Godfrey Hirst, Johnson Tiles, Laminex, Lysaght, ASA Tiles, Australian Timber Ceilings, Dowell Home windows, Finlaysons, Hekahood, J.Hardie, Velux, YDL Stone
Textual content description offered by the architects. Saoir is a luxurious residence shaped round an present employees’ cottage in a vibrant inner-city suburb of Brisbane. Positioned on a small 256 m2 inner-city lot with overlooking neighbors and restricted entry to daylight the challenge maximizes its connection to the outside while sustaining privateness and entry to gentle, air and breezes – making a residence completely suited to the Brisbane subtropical local weather.
The challenge is cut up into three distinct volumes, every linked and grounded by a concrete datum that varieties a base for the plunge pool and have stair. The centrally positioned and coated courtyard hyperlinks the unique cottage to the brand new extension, and thru its beneficiant double-height area, permits vistas by means of the home, producing a way of lightness and spaciousness. The extension, taking formal qualities from the unique cottage, reads as a separate quantity that addresses the rear road.
Modern additions are seen as an extension and evolution of the unique, specializing in craft to form the shape and really feel of the house. A muted tonality is used all through, binding the areas and reinforcing a way of move including heat by means of timber and joinery alongside the way in which.
Saoir is an instance of compact inner-city luxurious residing, its restrained materials palette, use of soppy filtered gentle, and minimalist detailing permit a seamless union between previous and new, making a climatically responsive, lovely, and finally – very habitable household house in a small area throughout the metropolis.
In its familiarity and heat, SAOIR — the Gaelic Scottish phrase for carpenter turns into an expanded up to date house, related and brazenly partaking with its context, local weather, and historical past.