Crafers House
Urban Habitats
Adelaide, SA, Australia

Photography Corey Roberts
Project Specification
Project Name: Crafers House
Project Type: Residential ,
Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia
Area: 270m2 ,
Project Year: 2017 ,
Photographer: Corey Roberts
Builder: Urban Habitats ,
Architects: Urban Habitats , Proske Architects ,
Structural & Civil Engineering: PT Design ,
Cladding: James Hardie ,
Joinery: Gawler Custom Specialist Joinery ,
Polished Floors: Liquid Armour ,
Notable Products Used: Armadillo & Co Rugs , Cheminee Phillipe Fireplace ,

Through a detailed design process Urban Habitats have developed an elegant yet simple home inside and out, exemplifying the firms multi-faceted skillset of documentation, design and construction. 

From the very beginning of the Crafers House project the Urban Habitats team were able to showcase their skill and style in an end to end resolution from concept design through to handover. The aspect and relief of the site were managed in a manner that provides a stunning result and creates a strength of design and outcome.

Our Detailed Design Process Developed An Elegant Yet Simple Home Inside And Out, With The Budget Limitations Embraced From The Outset.
The House Is Constructed With A Mix Of Natural Products, Linear Elements And A Fully Insulated Heated Slab To Provide A Core Warmth Both

Urban Habitats were attracted to the unique feel of the site and the dramatic natural surroundings. A clever response was required to overcome the challenges of the site orientation, aspect and relief. Designing a home around maximising solar access and creating a private external space were the critical parameters, with specific focus on thermal performance of the home and an economical response to the relief over the building footprint. A grouping of three gable-roofed pods joined by a flat roof hallway is the format of the response.

A Grouping Of Three Gable Roofed Pods Joined By A Flat Roof Hallway Is The Format Of The Response.

The Urban Habitats team were able to showcase their skill and style in an end to end resolution from concept design through to handover.

Designing A Home Around Maximising Solar Access And Creating A Private External Space Were The Critical Parameters, With Specific Focus O

The house was constructed by Urban Habitats from a mix of natural products, linear elements and a fully insulated heated slab to provide a core warmth both physically and aesthetically. The mix of cement sheeting, bagged brickwork and western red cedar windows offset by the black finish to both wall and roof creates a striking but homely built form that is grounded appropriately within the setting and works in harmony with the setting.

However This Site Had A Very Specific Feel To It. We Are Attracted To The Dramatic Surrounds And Knew That With A Clever Response To The

The challenges of the site were managed in a manner that provides a stunning result and creates a strength of design and outcome.

Looking For Land In The Hills, The Last Thing You Seek Is A Site With Southern Aspect, Limited Solar Access And Some Serious Level Issues

The internal palette of material carries in from the external selection and creates a functional, warm family home that will ultimately grow overtime as the landscape develops around it. The clients were particularly enamoured by the passion displayed by the Urban Habitats team in regards to the entire design and construction process.

The Aspect And Relief Of The Site Were Managed In A Manner That Provides A Stunning Result And Creates A Strength Of Design And Outcome.

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Published 24 May, 2019
Photography  Corey Roberts
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