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IDEAL HOUSE

Ideal House is a contemporary, architecturally designed project home. It harkens back to the era of designer suburbs, where architects designed high quality and affordable off-the-plan homes. The design was selected as a finalist in the House and Garden ‘My Ideal House’ competition. 

Ideal House forms a stark contrast to the bloated McMansions of today, subverting the notion that a family home must be large to be liveable. It aims to balance market expectations with our need, as a culture, to reduce housing footprints. 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE: NEW

SYDNEY


 

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The house is designed as a long, slender two storey bar that hugs the southern boundary of its site. This provides the home with one of the most prized elements of suburban life: a large expanse of sunny,
north-facing yard. 

Formally, the house is composed of two key elements: an open and flexible ground floor, which is defined by rendered blade walls, and a quiet, introverted sleeping box. The ground floor contains all the main living spaces, which overlook the garden. The upper volume, meanwhile, is a white weatherboard box, and is occasionally animated by ventilation flaps. 

 
 
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Off white.jpg

The house is designed as a long, slender two storey bar that hugs the southern boundary of its site. This provides the home with one of the most prized elements of suburban life: a large expanse of sunny,
north-facing yard. 

Formally, the house is composed of two key elements: an open and flexible ground floor, which is defined by rendered blade walls, and a quiet, introverted sleeping box. The ground floor contains all the main living spaces, which overlook the garden. The upper volume, meanwhile, is a white weatherboard box, and is occasionally animated by ventilation flaps. 

 
M1715-171212-Dappled Dwellings-M01.jpg
Off white.jpg

The house is designed as a long, slender two storey bar that hugs the southern boundary of its site. This provides the home with one of the most prized elements of suburban life: a large expanse of sunny,
north-facing yard. 

Formally, the house is composed of two key elements: an open and flexible ground floor, which is defined by rendered blade walls, and a quiet, introverted sleeping box. The ground floor contains all the main living spaces, which overlook the garden. The upper volume, meanwhile, is a white weatherboard box, and is occasionally animated by ventilation flaps. 

 
 
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