figr structure studio’s charred exterior shelters dwelling in australia
ha ha haus camouflaged by figr structure studio in melbourne
Ha Ha Haus is nestled right into a verdant panorama within the suburb of Alphington, close to Melbourne, Australia. Figr Structure Studio nestles the Ha Ha Haus right into a luscious panorama within the suburb of Alphington, close to Melbourne, Australia. The sprawling single-story dwelling blends seamlessly into its sloping environment, as a charred timber-cladded exterior undulates over and round to shelter the intimate interiors.
ha ha haus’ minimalist materials palette makes use of three principal finishes
all photos courtesy of Tom Blachford
A LOOSE DESIGN BRIEF BIRTHS AN UNCOnVENTIONAL HOME
Figr is an Australian structure studio, based by Adi Atic and Michael Artemenko, that focuses on residential and workplace developments. The agency makes use of a conversational strategy with shoppers, geared toward fostering a robust connection between the design and inhabitants. For Ha Ha Haus, the studio was given a versatile transient by the owners: a close-knit household dwelling appropriate for frequent guests and inter-generational dwelling.
charred timber enhances the white brick which it sits on
LANDSCAPING AND LOCAL MATERIALS BLEND Home WITH SURROUNDINGS
The outside of Ha Ha Haus is dominated by charred timber cladding. The shell wraps over the house to mix it into the undulating environment. When seen from the footpath, there’s a giant mound lined in foliage that gives privateness to a lot of the low mendacity home whereas additionally concealing a rainwater harvesting tank. Figr’s design takes benefit of the massive catchment space of the roof, storing water for irrigation and loo use.
extra natural timber is used on the inner flooring and partitions including a sense of heat
The darkened cladding enhances the white brick it sits on. It dramatically contrasts with the lighter wooden used for the inner flooring and partitions. The interiors natural materiality evoke a sense of heat and intimacy for the household. A donut-shaped ground plan envelopes the central courtyard, creating ultimate situations for cross air flow and maximizing north-facing home windows.