arca.house | Hogg&Lamb

arca.house | Hogg&Lamb | Photographer: Andy Macpherson

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

arca.house | Hogg&Lamb

Traditional Land Owners
Bundjalung
Year
2023
Chapter

New South Wales

Category
Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
Builder
Marloane
Photographer
Andy Macpherson
Project summary

Located in a coastal sub-division of Northern NSW, arca.house offers a sanctuary for family life, designed within the Greenfield Housing Code. Emphasizing outdoor living spaces, both covered and open to the sky, the house prioritizes a private, tropical oasis over maximum GFA.

With a collection of north-facing indoor and outdoor spaces that cater to both individual and communal activities, arca.house provides a setting for household dynamics, with a focus on outdoor living in a sub-tropical setting.

arca.house aims to maximize the client’s budget and minimize the building footprint by utilising a combination of low-cost materials and construction methods with a highly efficient plan and compact design. This approach emphasizes outdoor living while preserving resources in a region with notoriously high construction prices.

The inclusion of a separate studio apartment offers the clients flexibility and versatility in their living arrangements, allowing the family to evolve without additional renovations to the building.

Michael’s focus on indoor/outdoor living aligns perfectly with our coastal lifestyle and love of entertaining. The design allows us to enjoy our own space while staying connected as a family. Michael understood our need for a functional family home, embracing my minimalist aesthetic, with lots of storage. The courtyards and gardens offer special moments throughout the day. The self-contained studio above the garage is perfect for visitors and kids. Our home is not only beautiful, but also has a special, welcoming feel that makes all who visit feel at ease. As everyone says, “It’s just like the renders… only better!”

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arca.house | Hogg&Lamb | Photographer: Andy Macpherson

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