Publisher: Actar, ISBN: 9781948765800, Author: Louise Wright, Mauro Baracco, Format: Softcover with dust jacket, 288 x 240 mm, 78pp
This book documents the materiality and spaces of the Garden House by Baracco+Wright Architects through photographs by Rory Gardiner. The imagery and thoughts reflect on the dialogue of building, life and systems conceived in an ongoing project of environmental repair.
The holiday house is conceived as just a little more than a tent: a deck and raised platform are covered by a transparent ‘shed’; the interior perimeter ‘veranda’ is garden space; the soil and natural ground line are maintained and carried through; a low lying site with terrestrial orchids and lillies, flood waters seasonally move through the site unimpeded; similarly the indigenous vegetation has begun to grow inside.
B+W believe in a wide role for architectural thinking beyond the individual building. All projects are approached with a particular and equal attention to the parts and the whole, to individual project conditions and to the discourse of Architecture.