Three sides to hous­ing fu­ture

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western opinion -

IN­NO­VA­TIVE lo­cal ar­chi­tec­ture will be cel­e­brated next month when the WA Ar­chi­tec­ture Award win­ners are an­nounced.

In the run­ning is Uni­ver­sity of WA grad­u­ate Si­mone Robe­son, who em­braced an odd­lyshaped 170sq m par­cel of land by build­ing what is now af­fec­tion­ately known as ‘The Tri­an­gle House’ on Vin­cent Street, Mt Law­ley.

The two-bed­room, twobath­room abode, Si­mone’s own home, is a fi­nal­ist in the ‘small project’ cat­e­gory.

“It’s the kind of block that only an ar­chi­tect would be crazy enough to buy,” she said.

“I loved the lo­ca­tion and it was an af­ford­able piece of land. There was ac­tu­ally a lot of in­ter­est when the block was for sale, but peo­ple were put off be­cause it was dif­fi­cult to visu­alise the end re­sult.”

Since the house was com­pleted ear­lier this year, Si­mone has been ap­proached by peo­ple want­ing to build on sim­i­larly tight or un­usual blocks.

“It is the fu­ture of hous­ing. You need to be re­ally eco­nom­i­cal with space and fig­ure out ways to max­imise the ar­eas where you spend the most time.”

Turn to this week’s Res­i­den­tial to take a tour of Si­mone’s tri­an­gle house.

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