Design borne from Scandinavian heritage
Located in Ainslie, a vibrant inner suburb of Canberra, the Ainslie Modern Scandi house reflects a unique approach in creating a new urban vernacular for the suburb.
The clients have strong Scandinavian design sensibilities through birth and marriage, and these were reflected clearly in the design references provided and in the resolution of the building typology. The simple barn-like building elements have been dressed in modern clothes and present to the street in a scale-appropriate response to the Ainslie suburban context.
The client’s budget for their expected outcome was reasonably modest, however they were content to trust the TT Architecture and MegaFlora Group (previously Architekt Grüne Hauser) team to create a solution which exceeded their expectations. The clients proved very fertile ground in a collaborative exercise in which innovative design responses could be explored. They were the oil in the machine.
The way the building has inserted itself into the residential context has generated many positive comments and it is hoped that the building will continue to be an exemplar of good design and a reference point for the suburb for many years to come.