Hardiman Street House developed over a long period, initially commencing as a hideout for the client, only to develop into a family home. This is the second stage of a three-stage development. The house takes cues from its surroundings and reflects neighbourhood qualities, its industrial history, and worker’s cottages nearby.
The house looks to repurpose rural farming objects with alternative uses. The materials and forms evoke a sense familiarity but convey the now. They are hard wearing and appear brutal, yet they provide a warmth, comfort, and a sense of softness. More than the shed in the back yard, it is a loved home.
Space is formed efficiently for living, utilising small spaces for various activities, all while allowing for views and connection of spaces. The simplicity and clever use of spaces makes the house a functional home.
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We express our gratitude to their Elders and Knowledge Holders whose wisdom, actions and knowledge have kept culture alive.
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