Keperra House by A-CH
- Esther Jablotschkin
A sheltered deck separates the bedroom from the living spaces of this tiny home in a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. The building was designed by Australian studio A-CH as a dwelling for a single person. A void at the centre of the building frames views of a mature Jacaranda tree and the main house beyond, and acts as the entrance to the two separate indoor spaces.
‘The semi-outdoor deck is the main breakout space which the occupant is forced to circulate across on a daily basis, heightening one’s awareness of the changing environmental conditions,’ said the architects. On one side of the deck is a compact living and kitchen area, while the bedroom and a bathroom are located on the other side. Plywood panels used throughout the interior provide a sense of natural warmth and conceal amenities, and storage behind folding doors. Windows are carefully positioned to retain privacy where it is required, while making the most of views of the garden and neighboring parkland. ‘The project seeks to experiment with the daily pleasures of compact dwelling and to celebrate the spirit of the place where it belongs,’ the architects summarize.