kreiner house - community within a community
situated in south arm, a seaside fishing and farming town on the mouth of the derwent river in Tasmania.
the architecture takes cues from the local shack vernacular of fibre cement cladding and horizontal board plinths.
the materiality of shacks are generally whatever is found on hand, so colour bond cladding and raw concrete block was also added to the composition.
materials also chosen to withstand and weather the harsh coastal exposure.
the building is primarily four modulated boxes which house the various functional zones - parent zone, kids zone, kitchen/dining zone and living zone.
the boxes are pulled apart from each other to fit the scheme on the odd shaped wedge block of land. this allows sunlight and air to enter each zone and creates a community of small buildings.
the boxes are connected by enclosed walkways which double as bathroom, home office and entry. the home faces north, thus turning its back to the street. a big threshold or transitional zone
in the form of a covered timber portal frame boardwalk extends out to the street from the front timber door as a welcoming gesture to visitors.
the home sits comfortably in its context and responds to local climate through passive solar heating and cross ventilation.