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Posted By NK On December 16, 2005 @ 4:31 am In Architecture,Prefab Housing | 6 Comments

deckhouse1 [1]

Australia bring us another good example [2] of how beautiful both small and prefab can be. The deck_house [3], by noek_design, was officially launched at “Sydney in Bloom 05” as an outdoor experience environment. Not only does it make a great outdoor room, but this little shed would also be perfect for a guest room, office, or even a personal habitat, should you be so inclined. Measuring at 5.4 meters square, its tiny footprint is designed to contain little more than a double bed; however, an outdoor shower or kitchen can be accommodated into your plan. Additionally, the layout can be modularly expanded to fit your needs.

The philosophy at noek_design is simply to “relate to nature; let it speak, simplify, and reveal.” The inherent beauty in the use of sustainable materials easily comes through in the deck_house, with its clean detailing and Zen-like simplicity of plan and section. Components are pre-manufactured for quick assembly (three days!) and water storage tanks can be incorporated.

While the deck_house is fundamentally similar to the Modern Shed [4] profiled back in August, its form and open design are more advantageous for making the most of your natural environment. Included with the purchase of your deck_house is consultation on landscape design and setting.

+ noek_design [3]

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2005/12/16/deck_house/deckhouse1/

[2] another good example: http://www.inhabitat.com/entry_731.php

[3] deck_house: http://www.noekdesign.com

[4] Modern Shed: http://www.inhabitat.com/entry_287.php

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