New South Wales
Located in a sleepy coastal town on Yuin Country, Re-Generation House celebrates the Australian Bush, hosting generations of family, and the regeneration of materials through a circular economy. A low-impact intervention to the site, Re-Generation House retains the site’s existing cottage and provides an additional gabled pavilion, intentionally small in both scale and environmental impact.
Recycled brick, timber cladding, marble, railway sleepers, sandstone steps, tiles, basins, toilets, mirrors, and joinery have been sourced as second-hand or materials that were on their way to landfill. The collaboration shares a respect for materials and the vision of minimising resource depletion by embracing the circular economy: second hand can be beautiful, robust and high-performance.
The dwelling is simple and respectful of its surroundings yet highly considered and crafted to create an example of how we can reuse buildings and materials to create robust structures fit for future climate scenarios.