Located in a coastal sub-division of Northern NSW, arca.house offers a sanctuary for family life, designed within the Greenfield Housing Code. Emphasizing outdoor living spaces, both covered and open to the sky, the house prioritizes a private, tropical oasis over maximum GFA.
With a collection of north-facing indoor and outdoor spaces that cater to both individual and communal activities, arca.house provides a setting for household dynamics, with a focus on outdoor living in a sub-tropical setting.
arca.house aims to maximize the client's budget and minimize the building footprint by utilising a combination of low-cost materials and construction methods with a highly efficient plan and compact design. This approach emphasizes outdoor living while preserving resources in a region with notoriously high construction prices.
The inclusion of a separate studio apartment offers the clients flexibility and versatility in their living arrangements, allowing the family to evolve without additional renovations to the building.
We acknowledge the Bundjalung People people as the traditional owners of the Country on which this project is built.