Three sides to housing future
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.