PROJECTS /SMALL STREET
BEING A VERY SMALL AND TIGHT SIGHT, THE ENGINEERING WAS TO BE SMART, SIMPLE AND EASY TO ERECT.SHAWN GODWIN - BASE ARCHITECTURE
Project Small Street
Architect Base Architecture
Project Engineer Joshua Neale
The house is located on a very small site being only 230 square meters. The site also required potentially complex foundations due to the neighbouring property being built to the boundary. Bracing of the structure was challenging as a result of the architectural form and the need to maximise views.
We were able to design the structure to resist bracing loads by the introduction of a simple steelwork portal frame and the introduction of blockwork nibs which added minimal costs to construction. We also adopted a hit and miss approach to the foundation system to avoid undermining or underpinning of the adjacent residence which saved significant costs during construction.
An award winning architectural home that is intricate and yet structurally efficient. The attention to structural detail is evident in the construction simplicity and clean form.