A sculptural tinyhouse enveloped by the garden, Plaster Fun House represents a light-hearted shift from the residential norm. Designed by Sans-Arc Studio, the extension of the tinyhouse sees the old and new united in a home defined by curves.
Located in Torrensville, a western suburb of Adelaide, Plaster Fun House takes inspiration from its cultural surroundings. Though, a housetour reveals that the primary architectural aspects of the tinyhouse contrast the immediate built landscape, testifying instead to an art deco style.
Sans-Arc Studio introduces curves into the architecture, interior design and particularly the custom joinery of the tinyhouse. As well as injecting a playful character into the home, the curves enable effortless movement through the compact space.
Responding to the clients’ request for terrazzo to be used wherever possible, Sans-Arc Studio employs terrazzo benchtops. Stepping down into the extension of the home, the terrazzo material of the kitchen island benchtop unites the old and new aspects of the dwelling, a staggering from kitchen bench to dining surface marks the threshold between new and existing.
Across the façade of the tinyhouse, natural light plays across the stucco wall treatment: a crafted ode to the Mediterranean-inspired housing of the surrounds. The resulting home is peaceful, artistic and unique, providing the clients with a new and inviting extension.
00:00 - The Local Project's Print Publication 00:14 - Introduction to Plaster Fun House 00:50 - An Interesting Brief 01:15 - Integrating Old and New 01:41 - A Backyard Oasis 02:00 - Curves in all the Right Places 02:28 - Taking Inspiration from Migrant Housing 03:00 - Colour Splashing Throughout 03:50 - A Display of the Clients Personalities 04:32 - Interacting with the Surrounding Environment 05:45 - Subscribe to The Local Project's Print Publication
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Photography by Thomas McCammon. Architecture and Interior Design by Sans-Arc Studio. Build by BUILDinc. Landscape Architecture by Pad Studio. Engineering by Intrax Consulting Engineers. Filmed and Edited by Cheer Squad Film Co. Production by The Local Project.
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