Pants House

Harrison, S and White, M 2008, Pants House, (Creative Work : Design/architecture).


Document type: Creative Work
Collection: Creative Works

Title Pants House
Author(s) Harrison, S
White, M
Year 2008
Type of work Design/architecture
Outlet Abundant: Australian Pavilion, 11th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale,Venice, Italy
Dates 14 September - 23 November 2008
Medium Architectural model
Summary "RESEARCH BACKGROUND
This project represents research into the contemporary Australian family house and is based on ESD principles. Located in the foothills of Mount Dandenong, it reworks a classic L-shaped house into a directional V-shaped form.

RESEARCH CONTRIBUTION
Both the design of the house and the 1:50 scale model involve innovation. Stuart Harrison's design is a bulk form that creates sheltered outdoor space beneath and above the house, as well as forming the house itself. It is created from a single bent line that creates communal and separate domestic spaces. The cladding system for the house was developed with a metal fabricator and the constructed house will demonstrate this unique cladding system. The set-out for the panel cladding was initially developed through computer-based design; elevations were then unfolded and printed to create the physical model which was used for documentation and was exhibited at the 2008 Venice Biennale. This is a working model, rather than just aesthetic end-point, and it follows a process used in Harrison's office where models are issued as construction tools.

RESEARCH SIGNIFICANCE
The 1:50 Pants House model exhibited in Abundant: Australian Pavilion at the 2008 Venice Biennale of Architecture and featured in the accompanying exhibition catalogue. The project was published in The Australian newspaper and in Architecture Australia during 2008."
Subject Architectural Design
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