Through experience gained working on Lavarack Barracks in North Queensland whilst with BVN Architecture we were asked to prepare concepts for extremely low cost remote housing to be constructed in Northern and Central Australia. The primary materials were to be gal steel and Hebel panel and they were to be assembled onsite from a kit of prefabricated parts.
Environmentally the large ventilated awning roof shades an insulated Hebel box thus reducing heat gain during hot days and maintaining a stable comfortable temperature in the evening. Passive cooling is achieved via appropriately located louvres to provide significant cross ventilation.
It was intended that the simple kit of parts could be constructed by local and semi skilled labour and all materials were to be robust and easily repaired onsite, hence the use of simple forms, coloured rendered walls, concrete topped floors and galvanized mesh.
Design and 3D modelling and rendering