Recently featured on Grand Designs Australia the Sawmill House by Archier Architects is an amazing example of modern design integrating new and old materials. The standout features include the huge sliding doors which open the kitchen and living spaces to the deck which doubles the entertaining space.
Check out the walkthrough video here.
Befitting a regionally based sculptor, Sawmill House is a hand crafted upgrade from his existing rather rustic bohemian abode.
Working closely with the client, whom was a family member, the design developed as a conversation rather than a regimented document. Comprised of 270 one ton concrete blocks, Sawmill House explores the possibility of positively leveraging the thousands of tons of concrete that goes to waste each year.
Crisp steelwork frames the unfinished blocks and ties the building together. The plan, born from a civic origin, developed during the construction to include a private courtyard and operable roof.