Huon Barn House | Studio Ilk

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Project Name: Huon Barn House

Practice: Studio Ilk

Firm Location: Tasmania

Completion year: 2018

Project Location: Tasmania

Photo Credits: Thomas Ryan

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Excerpt: Huon Barn House is a residence designed by the architectural firm Studio Ilk. The brief for the house was to create a robust home for a growing family using simple forms and rustic materials. The simple detailing and forms expand upon the unpretentious farmhouse vernacular and adapt the arrangement to create a series of flexible spaces for living.

Project Description

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Our brief was to create a robust home for a growing family using simple forms and rustic materials while allowing our client, a carpenter/joiner, to take ownership of much of the fabrication himself.

The simple detailing and forms expand upon the unpretentious farmhouse vernacular and adapt the arrangement to create a series of flexible spaces for living. The application of this uncomplicated construction typology was two-fold, driven initially to engage with the context in which it sits and facilitate a pragmatic, cost-effective solution with the client’s role in mind.

This low-cost, energy-efficient home is open, spacious, and lineally uncluttered. This low cost, energy-efficient home maximizes visual connection with the landscape yet provides ample protection from the elements.

The building runs east-west to maximize passive solar performance and combat the challenges surrounding a site where the predominant views are to the south.

As the surrounding landscaping, decks and planting progress over the coming years, the home will comfortably settle into its surroundings. 

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