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Fabre Display

An inter-generational house with a gradually evolving palette of raw materials
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Fabre Display

An inter-generational house with a gradually evolving palette of raw materials


This residential project will be a ‘multi-generational house’ comprised of two separated dwellings. Each dwelling is occupied by a different generation of the same family with the design to respond to the interconnectedness and independence of each of the families.

Architecturally, the building will carefully control independence whilst remaining interconnected. A sense of continuity between spaces will be further developed by a gradually evolving palette of materials that alternates the use of timber, concrete and white render, whilst skylights will flood light into the interior spaces, emphasising an indoor-outdoor connection. The result will be a highly animated and adaptive range of experiences from quiet contemplative spaces, to festive communal spaces, all contained within a singular ‘home-body’ that is capable of supporting the modern day complexities of a large family, whilst still remaining relatively affordable.

The buildings form and technological implementations was inspired through contextual site analysis of the Duncraig Development Area and through the One Planet Living Design principles. Critical technical research into photo-voltaic systems and water systems  also influenced critical design decisions during the design process.

The importance of this development is that it achieves both independence and interconnection between the separated residences, and also between the indoor and outdoor spaces. As the number of shared households continue to decline whilst our cities continue to densify, this relationship will become increasingly important to achieve.

Scope: Building Design, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Construction, Horticulture

Status: In-progress

Design Leads: Nathan Allet, Chelsea Chan, Kieran Murnane, Eric Allet

Project Management: Eric Allet, Nathan Allet

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work and live; the Whadjuk Nyoongar, Wadandi, Pibelmen Boodja, Ngadju and Menang peoples. We pay our respects to their ancient and continuing connection to land, waters and culture

0430 741 700

61B Sycamore Drive,
Duncraig WA 6023