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Chirnside Green Spine

Dream Home Green House

ClientShire of Yarra Ranges
ScopeMaster Plan, concept design, design development
LocationChirnside Park, Victoria
Budget$1.2M
Year2009
TeamASPECT Studios - Lead Consultant. In collaboration with Stutterheim / Anderson Landscape Architecture, MB Lighting Design, Storm Consulting

Homelessness, rootlessness, accelerated mobility; all seem to define the contemporary condition. In such a fluid and volatile dynamic of continual transience, what constitutes home and place? Where are we to dwell? How are we to make our home in the world?

These questions of home, house, dwelling and place are the basis of the Dream Home/Green House Project. Dream Home/Green House conceives a 1.8 kilometre corridor of passage as “home”, as a place of homecoming and leave taking, and a place which contributes to local civic dialogue.

Referencing the local suburban vernacular and appropriating its diverse architectural history, Dream Home/Green House configures this home as an ensemble of ‘rooms’ distributed along the entire length of the project. Each of these ‘rooms’ can be understood simultaneously as an expression of home-making, and as a spatial fragment of an overall ‘house’.

Each of these ‘rooms’ is located at significant moments within the project corridor. These moments provide a rich range of opportunities for a varied materialisation of ‘home’. Depending on the location, each room can become a meeting place, garden, bosque, pathway, landform, architectural structure, seat, water harvesting system, solar collector, or indeed a combination of these.

The final design for this project arose from a rigorous collaboration between the disciplines of landscape architecture, art, and water engineering. Central to the success of this project was the principle that a “gateway” is a spatial and temporal experience for all forms of movement at varying speeds. Being within a highway and power easement meant that a high level of technical and maintenance constraints were embraced as design generators. Stage 1 is to be constructed in 2010 and Stage 2 in subsequent years.

Site modelling: anamorphic projection studies. With Aspect Digital.

Site modelling: anamorphic projection studies. With Aspect Digital.

Nesting of local vernacular architecture

Nesting of local vernacular architecture

Modelling: Final plan

Modelling: Final plan

Modelling: Nested House v03

Modelling: Nested House v03

Modelling: Nested House v04

Modelling: Nested House v04

Modelling:  House v04 & v05

Modelling: House v04 & v05

Modelling: Final set out

Modelling: Final set out

Perforated stainless steel screen

Perforated stainless steel screen

Concept Design v01. Image courtesy of ASPECT Studios

Concept Design v01. Image courtesy of ASPECT Studios

Concept Design v02. Image courtesy of ASPECT Studios

Concept Design v02. Image courtesy of ASPECT Studios