First of its kind - Archiblox brings modular architecture to Bonnie Doon
HIDDEN in Bonnie Doon, there is a new building that is quite different to its predecessors.
Acquired in 1981, a local fami l y purchased t he l and with a considered space in mind, one that would capture the essence of the Australian landscape and serenity of the area.
Influenced by the Slow Design Movement, t he ‘ Bonnie Doon House’, built by Archiblox, is said to be designed to suit the lives of a multigenerational family, in a way that is respectful of its environmental impact and natural surroundings.
The Slow Design Movement apparently recognises that in this fast- moving world of t he 21st century, people need spaces that encourage us to pause, be present and truly connect.
Slow Design is also supposed to take a long view regarding design and construction, believing that buildings should last hundreds of years and benefit the common good.
Built from sustainably sourced Australian timbers, ‘Bonnie Doon’ pays ode to its natural landscape.
The Victorian Ash board and batten cladding and Tasmanian Oak decking will naturally weather with time, silvering off to create a rusticated effect.
This is juxtaposed against the vertical Colorbond corrugated sheet cladding, to create contrast of texture and materiality.
The space, clearly connected and synonymous with its environment, utilises natural materials and colour palettes to compliment the surrounding Australian bushlands.
With a construction methodology to touch the earth lightly, the impact on local biodiversity was minimised by using Archiblox’s prefabrication model; the home was constructed in the Laverton facility and then transported to site on a truck.