New South Wales
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.