TRIAS | 可持续发展的浪漫住宅
Sydney-based architecture studio Trias designed Three Piece House for a Newcastle couple that was looking to downsize. The resulting topographic site comprises two main pavilions and a studio arranged around two courtyards, one street facing and one secluded at the rear of the corner lot.
对于现代住宅来说可持续性是最重要的，设计遵循“少而精”的原则。材料首先保证其使用寿命，从40年代平房回收的砖块开始。常年洪涝灾害要求建筑必须被抬高，而不是选择传统的材质，建筑师使用旧砖来建造坚固的立面。这给房子带来了意想不到的重量和安全感，尽管它靠近海岸，但具有天生的可持续性和浪漫感 - 这种新的结构依赖于旧的材质。
Modesty and sustainability were at the fore, with design decisions defined by a spirit of “less but better.” Materials that offer value and longevity won out, beginning with bricks reclaimed from the existing, unremarkable 1940’s bungalow. Flood controls dictated that the building had to be raised, and rather than opt for the conventional stilts, the architects used the old bricks to build a solid elevation. This lends the house unexpected heft and security despite its windswept coastal setting, a gesture that’s inherently sustainable and a touch romantic – the new structure resting upon the bones of the old.
Brick paths lead the way into the house and appear again inside, paving the sheltered bridge slash ‘reading room’ that links the two pavilions. The bridge catches the northern light in winter, and the brick reaps the benefits of thermal mass. The main pavilions were designed with a clear purpose, one for the living and the other for sleeping. Rooms are modestly proportioned, the architects having pulled the house away from site boundaries, resisting the temptation to build bigger.
Generous raked ceilings and a fresh, minimal palette of timber floors and crisp white walls combat the modest size. Expansive windows are utilized for maximum habitation, with extended ledges giving the option of a window seat. The budget was distributed thoughtfully on details that improve the client’s daily life, such as a series of pendant lights suspended in corners, and brass fixtures for tactility.
Despite its efforts in unpretentiousness, Three Piece House has a lux looking bathroom. A wide walk-in shower features a tiled bench seat and brass-framed built-in nook. Aesop on the countertops very much fits the whole aesthetic.
Externally, skillion forms are clad in radially sawn Silvertop Ash, a highly resource conscious material. A low earthen-red rendered wall curves around the house, colour matched to the recycled brick and the rusted reds of passing coal ships. Native groundcover will partially obscure the wall over time, allowing the house to age gracefully amongst its environment.
TRIAS is an award-winning, emerging architecture studio based in Sydney, Australia. Since its establishment in 2016, TRIAS has quickly developed a reputation for thoughtful and thorough design work.
The studio is founded on three principles: to create buildings that are solid, simple and beautiful. These ideals tie our work to the origins of architecture.
TRIAS has completed projects across Australia and the UK, and has received recognition in numerous local and international competitions and awards programs. Our work is widely published in Australia and overseas.
We work across a variety of typologies, including all scales of housing, bespoke accommodation, cultural and art installations and small-scale public work.
Our clients include cultural institutions, local government bodies, boutique developers, tourism organisations - and, of course, families of all shapes and sizes from around Australia.