Cross House by Taylor and Hinds Architects

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Location: Franklin, Tasmania, Australia

Year: 2016



AWARDS

2017 AIA Esmond Dorney Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New)


Architects:Taylor and Hinds Architects

Design architect: Mat Hinds

Photography: © Adam Gibson



The approach to the design of this house revolves around its small scale. Situated on a dramatic site, overlooking Franklin and the Huon River, the project takes in a 270 degree outlook across southern Tasmania, while affording privacy from an existing house – which serves as the main residence on the property. The plan geometry hinges from the contour, creating a new living platform – the eastern edge of which aligns with the axis of Grey Mountain. The northern edge of the house orients back towards the midday sun and terrain, creating a private outdoor terrace to the north.

Rooms are huddled about a centripetal plan, reducing circulation space, while maximising outlook. This strategy offers a sense of an expansive interior in a tight plan. This is further emphasised by the contrast between the dark interior palette of the house, which highlights the play of sunlight upon the landscape.

Taylor and Hinds Architects


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Taylor and Hinds Architects  


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Poppy Taylor and Mat Hinds

Taylor and Hinds is an award winning Tasmanian based architecture practice, which was formed by Poppy Taylor and Mat Hinds in 2013.


Poppy Taylor 

With 15 years of Industry experience, Poppy has been involved in number of high-quality private sector tourism, heritage and residential projects.  In 2011 Poppy received the AIA Tasmanian Chapter Emerging Architect Prize. Her acute sensibility as a practitioner is defined by her capacity to clearly communicate spatial ideas and to understand the technical means by which ideas are made into built outcomes.

Mat Hinds  

Mat received his architectural education in both Tasmania and abroad, and registered as an Architect in Tasmania in 2011. In 2018 he was awarded the Tasmanian Emerging Architects Prize for his contribution to the profession.

He has a nuanced and technically astute architectural mind, and seeks sensitive, rigorous and affordable design outcomes. He has held teaching and associate lecturing and examiner positions at the University of Tasmania for over a decade, and has taught in a number of institutions internationally.

Ken Beheim-Schwarzbach

A Berliner, and now resident Australian, Ken brings extensive international and construction procurement experience to the practice.  He possesses a quiet, thorough and determined design-mind,  which is able to resolve complex technical requirements into an aesthetic of clarity, attuned to human experiences and functional needs.


CONTACT

Taylor and Hinds Architects

Level 1, 247 Elizabeth Street
Hobart, Tasmania, 7000

Ph: 03 62877024

Email: contactus@taylorandhinds.com.au


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