Too often when people go about building homes they think first of what they’d like to build, and then work to find out how to force the environment around the building to comply to the original design. The Tent House by Sparks Architects takes a completely different approach.
The Australian based architecture firm was given a brief that asked for something relatively simple; a 3 bedroom family home with a central open plan, a living room, and a kitchen space all set in a small clearing in the Noosa hinterland. As the architecture firm saw it, to successfully complete this task they had to try and build a home that would respond to the seasons and the microclimate of the small clearing without creating a sense of confinement. How they tackled the task is incredibly interesting. They built the home so the doors, windows, and ceiling could all slide completely open during warmer brighter times – and then threw a canopy above it all to evenly brighten the box structure with natural sunlight. Not only does this make for a more dynamic home, but one that allows the family to better enjoy their slice of paradise.