Big enough to throw a party, but snug enough to contain a man and his dog. The small, elevated footprint perched on steel legs carefully avoided most of the significant eucalypts and minimised disturbance to the natural ground. A floating drawbridge deck and raised garden provides the living area a north-facing focus and leafy vistas. With a small budget, this project was an exercise in standard structural dimensions and repetition. The construction approach borrowed from the methodology of industrial and farm sheds. A timber post and beam primary structure was erected with workshop-built wall and roof panels hoisted into position to provide the skin. The footings are concrete free. Built to BAL19.
Barnacle Studio practices in the land of the Wodi Wodi peoples of the Dharawal nation. We acknowledge the traditional (first custodians) of this country where our projects are made, and where these materials come from. We recognise their continued connection to land and waters, culture, past, present and future generations.