Occupying over 2,000 square meters on a Brisbane property, the Fig Tree Pocket House 2was first imagined by a family in search of their ideal home as a modest two story residence embedded in the sloping north facing Australian bushland. They commissioned Shane Plazibat Architects to design the house according to their needs and this resulted in a concrete framed, timber cladded modern house. Architects describe the way this residential construction displays its features: “The house is organized into 2 zones in section, carport, arrival and sleeping upstairs and living, pool and courtyard downstairs. An internal 2 storey linear bamboo garden traversing the length of the house along the east-west axis creates a reference point within the plan. The garden also allows for the creation of 1 room deep planning on both levels to enhance cross ventilation and access to daylight.” Three north-facing bedrooms lie on top of a perfectly manicured set of interior gardens adorning the downstairs living areas and helping with cross ventilation. Sustainable, green and modern, this house serves as example for those looking to include modern sustainability features in their own dream home.
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