Beach House

Crowther, Philip (2005) Beach House. [Design/Architectural Work]

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This research investigation is framed within an architectural design and construction project. The project is for a two-story house extension of approximately 54m2, timber-framed, low-tech construction. While required documentation for certification and engineering compliances was prepared, ‘full’ documentation to the standard of a contemporary architecture project was not produced before construction was commenced. The project proceeded through construction on the basis of architectural supervision (on site) determining construction detailing through dialogue with the self-builder. Design inspiration came from vernacular traditions of ‘Beach house’ construction; taking its lead from a make-do attitude to material use and detailing.

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ID Code: 20972
Item Type: Creative Work (Design/Architectural Work)
Refereed: No
Additional Information: related article:
Material: Timber, fibrous cement sheet, sheet metal, glass.
Measurements or Duration: 54m2
Location: From date: To date:
Brisbane 2005
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Keywords: design, architecture, house, self-build, construction
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Design (120101)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Philip Crowther
Deposited On: 04 Jun 2009 02:44
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:53

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