Tasmania: Seriously small designer’s house : The Barn

Nakon što su diplomirali, Liz i Alex su u gradu Hobart u Australiji, kupili ovu malu kućicu i nazvali je: ‘Koliba’. Kada su se vratili sa studija iz Evrope i Maroka bili su inspirisani ‘vernakularnom arhitekturom’ – što bi u prevodu značilo, da se prilikom gradnje/rekonstrukcije koriste tradicionalni materijali i tehnike koje su prenošene sa generacije na generaciju.

‘Koliba’ je bila u iznenađujuće dobrom stanju, s obzirom na to je sagrađena oko 1829! Impresivno je i to da prostor nikada nije bio transformisan, a posljednji stanari su bili konji.

‘Funkcionalno, naš projektni zadatak bio je ovisan o mogućem kreditnom aranžmanu’, kaže Liz. Kako bi projekat financijski bio opravdan morali smo planirati: dvije spavaće sobe, jedno kupatilo i funkcioanlno skladište.

Liz i Alex su jako sretni, jer je ‘Koliba’ nominirana za dvije nagrade od strane ‘Australian Institute of Architects’, u kategorijama: nasljeđe i mali projekati. “Vrlo smo uzbuđeni, jer je to prvi i jedini projekt koji smo završili zajedno, a u isto vrijeme to je naš dom”, kaže Liz.

Liz and Alex purchased this building, in Hobart-Australia, which they affectionately call ‘The Barn’ in their first year of practising architecture after graduating. They just returned from Europe and Morocco, and were inspired by ‘vernacular architecture’ – architecture which is using local materials, and techniques that have been passed on from generation to generation.

The Barn was in surprisingly good structural condition, considering it was constructed around 1829! Also, amazingly the space had never been converted, its last occupants had been horses.

‘Functionally, our brief for the project was largely reflective of our financial arrangement with our lending institution’ says Liz. In order to obtain the finance required, the home had to have two ‘bedroom’ zones, one bathroom, and ample functional storage.

Liz and Alex are thrilled that The Barn is nominated for two Australian Institute of Architects award this year, in both the heritage and small projects categories. ‘We’re very excited, because it is the first and only project we have completed together, and it is our home’ Liz says.

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Source: The Design Files

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