Ingenious Foyn Johanson House by Harrison and White



Created by architects Harrison and White in 2009, the Foyn Johanson House is located in Northcote, Melbourne, Australia.

The architects took into consideration the key issues in Australian housing of using sun to improve both new and existing constructions. Formation of the house revolves round the preservation of light into garden space. With houses becoming bigger and the blocks becoming smaller, the available land for the garden is substantially reduced. Basic feature of the house is a garden that enjoys light for the entire day without interruption.

Methodology used in the unique architectural design is that of reverse shallow casting. It takes the area of the space that requires having direct light and extruding it along different paths of the sun. Controlling the sunlight is the barn like form going to the maximum height of 9 meters. Surface created from such process becomes the external screen that covers both the deck and western façade.


Published by in Architecture, on September 29th, 2010

WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?

About us

Homedit.com is a website that offers you the latest and greatest news/articles/features in architecture, interior design and furniture.Since we launched we collected more than 10,000 unique articles with more than 60,000 pictures & ideas...

Homedit is not a retail shop, nor do we sell anything from this website. We try to direct you to a website with every post, so that you can inquire directly.... read more.

Advertising

Submit a design

We are interested in interior design , architecture, furniture and lighting, but it can be anything, as long as it's about home.

Email to stefan.lucian{at}hotmail.com with the following info:

  • A brief description 200 words or more
  • A link to a website is always good
  • Email as many large photos as you have