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Drew House by Simon Laws

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This holiday house aims to create a kind of luxury campsite amongst mature Bloodwoods and Cabbage Palms near the ocean at, Seventeen Seventy, a town just south of Gladstone and the most northerly surf break on the east Australian coast.

Living and sleeping pods along with a bath house were built in Brisbane, close to construction services and transported the 500km to site fully completed. The prefabricated parabolic roofed structure and decks were erected onsite and connect the various pods through a large central outdoor living and dining area. Aramax roof sheeting free spans the two identical, but reversed, hardwood self-braced trusses.

Natural oiled timbers and other low-finished materials create a neutral environment that along with the dynamic indoor/outdoor spaces, allow the maximum enjoyment of the wonderful bushland setting and mild sub-tropical climate. Rainwater tanks, solar hot water and electrical panels and a passive energy efficient design make the house largely self sufficient.


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Goes a long way towards being totally cintextual. Not sure how local the naterials are but then again zero tolerance is not a good idea.

 

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Drew House by Simon Laws

Drew House by Simon Laws | Contextual Architecture | Scoop.it

This holiday house aims to create a kind of luxury campsite amongst mature Bloodwoods and Cabbage Palms near the ocean at, Seventeen Seventy, a town just south of Gladstone and the most northerly surf break on the east Australian coast.

Living and sleeping pods along with a bath house were built in Brisbane, close to construction services and transported the 500km to site fully completed. The prefabricated parabolic roofed structure and decks were erected onsite and connect the various pods through a large central outdoor living and dining area. Aramax roof sheeting free spans the two identical, but reversed, hardwood self-braced trusses.

Natural oiled timbers and other low-finished materials create a neutral environment that along with the dynamic indoor/outdoor spaces, allow the maximum enjoyment of the wonderful bushland setting and mild sub-tropical climate. Rainwater tanks, solar hot water and electrical panels and a passive energy efficient design make the house largely self sufficient.


Via Lauren Moss, CPPD Architects
Anne Pals Bleeksma's insight:

Goes a long way towards being totally cintextual. Not sure how local the naterials are but then again zero tolerance is not a good idea.

 

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Creating an Environment That Nurtures Your Creativity - Psych Central

Creating an Environment That Nurtures Your Creativity - Psych Central | Contextual Architecture | Scoop.it
If you're a photographer, your most important environment might be the great outdoors. If you're a writer, you might prefer coffee shops or libraries for.
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Context is how you want to feel about your home (or offcie) when you're working in it. That's a lot more than how you want to use it, as you can see from this web site.

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Why Sustainable Architecture is the Future

Why Sustainable Architecture is the Future | Contextual Architecture | Scoop.it
Why Sustainable Architecture is the Future (Why #sustainable #architecture is the future: http://t.co/e0d2PFPY #sustainability #design #eco #environment #ecosystem #energy @Colorcoat)...
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Really we need a simple clear overview of what materials can do and how much CO2 they generate

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Green Building vs Sustainability

Green Building vs Sustainability | Contextual Architecture | Scoop.it
We in the construction and design industry are currently going through a greenwash, a saturation of sustainability. In fact, we may be creating it.

This public sense of exhaustion and lack of understanding in response to environmentally consci ...

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Anne Pals Bleeksma's comment, February 6, 2013 5:13 AM
This article just adds to the confusion.