This house is located in the rural village of Uriarra on the borders of New South Wales and originally in an area badly affected by the devastating 2003 bushfires.

Originally this house commenced as an exercise in developing a small prefabricated ‘starter home ’ for a young couple who did not need excessive amounts of bedrooms. The intention was to develop a second stage that would fulfil the brief of being a more comprehensive house for a family.

This iterative approach was not supported by the banking community and what started as a modular design evolved into a simple clean ‘rural appropriate’ shed aesthetic by necessity.

The house has been set up a long east-west axis taking advantage both of good solar gain from the North and spectacular views of the Brindabella Mountains to the south.

Although a relatively affordable house, strong architecture elements have been worked into the design and the resultant form sits comfortably in its non-urban context.

project credits
Design Architect: Tony Trobe
Project Documentation: Ralf Detjen
Structural Consultant: Northrop
Builder: Solve Projects
Photographer: Tony Trobe

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