Location: Yackandandah, Victoria, Australia
Size: 100 m2
National Architecture Award
Victorian Architecture Award
Architects: Archier Studio
Photography: © Ben Hosking
We focused our attention away from conventional solutions to investigate highly bespoke and cost effective alternatives. The Sawmill House demonstrates how Australia’s growing hoard of latent building materials can be used in new and innovative ways.
Located on the site of an old sawmill, which fell into remission in the late 90s, the Sawmill House is the result of a close connection between the client and the architect, brothers with a shared creative vision. The established relationship, and the client’s skill set, encouraged us to slowly develop the design over the course of construction, allowing for immediate feedback and bespoke solutions.
We worked closely with Chris’ brother Ben during the construction of the Sawmill House. His skill set – a builder and sculptural artist – interacted with our own, resulting in a move away from conventional design solutions towards more bespoke and cost effective alternatives.
All images courtesy of Archier Studio
Level 1, Studio 2
475 Sydney Rd
Brunswick, VIC 3056
7/65 Murray St
Hobart, TAS 7000