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  7. Seddon House / OSK Architects

Seddon House / OSK Architects

  • 17:00 - 21 September, 2016
Seddon House / OSK Architects
Seddon House / OSK Architects, © Ben Hosking
© Ben Hosking

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Seddon, Australia
  • Project Contributors

    Ben Waters, Will Loft, Anna Margin
  • Area

    140.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

  • Consultants

    Kersulting Engineers, Green Rate Consultants, Cost Plan Consultants
  • Contractor

    SOGA Constructions
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© Ben Hosking
© Ben Hosking

Text description provided by the architects. Seddon House by Melbourne based studio OSK Architects transforms what was a disused inner city car park into a compact family home.

© Ben Hosking
© Ben Hosking

Designed for 3 generations of the one family, the form of the building responds to the modest proportion of its neighbouring buildings, from the street appearing as a single storey construction. 

Diagram
Diagram

“Having the building read at different scales, from different angles, was the real challenge of the project.’’ said Ben Waters, Principal of OSK Architects

© Ben Hosking
© Ben Hosking

“At first glance the building registers as a simple single storey structure, one that follows the logic of its street context. From the north, you realise a second floor fits within the roof form… the scale of the house opens up as you move around it.”

© Ben Hosking
© Ben Hosking

‘’The project emphasises the roof as a unifying architectural element. It’s geometry defines the scale and architectural expression of the building whilst controlling light and temperature throughout the year. It collects rainwater, allows for cross ventilation and provides the property with power via an integrated solar system.’’ 

© Ben Hosking
© Ben Hosking

The site is located within a flood zone, and in response the building floats above the natural ground level to avoid inundation. A highly engineered concrete slab is suspended above the landscaping, supported by screw pile footings, raising the finished floor level of the house above 100 year flood levels. 

© Ben Hosking
© Ben Hosking

Built for a passionate, creative family who are environmentally conscious, the building combines  passive and active technology to reduce energy consumption. Air,  water and materials are all recycled throughout the design.

© Ben Hosking
© Ben Hosking

Thermal mass principles are adopted on the southern ground floor wall, constructed as a reverse brick veneer structure which helps keep interior temperatures consistent. 

© Ben Hosking
© Ben Hosking

Large operable awning windows open the house up to the north elevation, whilst small highlight openings to the south allow for optimal cross ventilation. 

© Ben Hosking
© Ben Hosking

Inside the house material details are highly crafted to form individual expression throughout the spaces. Small eccentricities including recycled 1950s sandblasted glazed doors, fitted with found river stones as handles, joyfully articulate the unique character of the building and its inhabitants. 

© Ben Hosking
© Ben Hosking
Cite: "Seddon House / OSK Architects" 21 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/795347/seddon-house-osk-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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澳大利亚Seddon 的民宅 / OSK Architects