Linear House | Architects EAT

• May 16, 2011

Designed by Australian architectural firm Architects EAT, Linear House is situated on a slight hill, 500m away from the Portsea back beach. The site is a relatively large and newly subdivided lot of 2600m2, and the client wanted a holiday house that will eventually become their permanent family home.

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Linear House, image courtesy Architects EAT | Photo by James Coombe

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Linear House, image courtesy Architects EAT | Photo by James Coombe

Architects EAT calls the underlying principle of our design: ‘beads on a string’ (it is a term borrowed from our 2nd year architectural course where architect were required to design a linear house). Revisiting this principle produces an architecture of a pathway where journey is spatially defined by a series of unfolding spaces. It also deals with spatial narrative as a combination of the memory of the place where one has just passed through in comparison to the expectation of what might be next.

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Linear House, image courtesy Architects EAT | Photo by James Coombe

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Linear House, image courtesy Architects EAT | Photo by James Coombe

The project was achieved with a modest budget, at the same time considers sustainability at a strategic level: space zoning, cross ventilation, solar orientation and thermal mass, as well as utilizing rain water storage, solar electricity, insulation and double glazing to further enhances the sustainable outcome of the house.

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Linear House, image courtesy Architects EAT | Photo by Albert Mo

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Linear House - Ground floor plan, drawing courtesy Architects EAT

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Linear House - First floor plan, drawing courtesy Architects EAT

+ Project credits / data

Project: Linear House
Architect: Architects EAT | http://www.eatas.com.au/newsite/index.html
Structural Engineer: KH Engineering
Building Surveyor: Mike Neighbour Consultant
Builder: Mark Southwell
Landscaper: Ian Patterson
Photographer: James Coombe, Albert Mo
Typology: House

+ About Architects EAT

Architects EAT is a well recognized creative firm for architecture and interior design. Since 2000 Architects EAT’s body of work across Australia and Asia has demonstrated their ability to seamlessly integrate creativity and functionality. Their architecture is driven by a consistent philosophy, not a predetermined style. The result is buildings that sit comfortably in their surroundings and work well for the people who use them.

They believe in the phenomenological dimension of design: architecture must be experienced intuitively first hand. This philosophical approach is based on the physical and haptic experience of building materials and their properties that pertain to the sense of touch, sound, sight, weight, patina and the interplay of natural lights and shadows.

+ All images and drawings courtesy of Architects EAT | Photo by James Coombe & Albert Mo
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  1. Lokanin says:

    fantastic use of wood, and again nice photos of the house.

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