The Tasmanian House

Meander Valley, lutruwita (Tasmania) - address given to tour attendees only

Saturday, Aug 28

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BOOKINGS OPEN 12 NOON, FRIDAY AUG 13, 2021

The core of the building’s design is the notion of locality, regionality and “Tasmanian-ness”. A modest private residence, it interprets in contemporary terms what the architect believes to be by far the most beautiful and appropriate of Tasmanian precedents: the Georgian period vernacular. The building utilises, to the maximum extent possible, raw, untreated and locally sourced materials, such as Tasmanian timbers and sheep wool. Synthetic materials and treatments are minimised to bare compliance with the National Construction Code, to an extent where, if furniture and few other components are removed, the building can freely decompose and become a certifiable organic garden. The small building represents the first phase of a larger pavilion house, designed to exist comfortably either as one or two independent residential units. This has been achieved at cost equivalent to an economy project home, reflecting typical Tasmanian inventiveness and ability to make the most out of quite little. The building demonstrates the ability of the island state to be wholly self-sufficient in bulk construction materials and it serves as an easily replicable prototype of an affordable, debt-free, locally sourced and delivered housing model.

Architect: Atelier Jiri Lev

Highlights: Sustainable design, living small

Building Specs: Type: house. Built: 2021

Pre-booked Tour Times: 11 am, 11.30 am and 12 pm

Duration: 30 minutes (please note this building is located an hour drive out of Launceston)

Accessibility: Stair access only

Please note this is a shoe-free household

BOOKINGS OPEN 12 NOON, FRIDAY AUG 13, 2021

Locations

Further afield

Launceston

Building Type

Residential

Architectural Period

Contemporary (2001-current)

Features

Affordable Design

Architectural Design

New to Program

Sustainable Design

Accessibilities

Stair Access Only

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