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The client’s property originally included a single-family home built in the 1960s. The architects stripped the house down but left the existing foundation and basement intact to save on costs. The new home was prefabricated offsite, not too far from the property, from timber using design techniques learned from local craftsmen and respectful of the regional vernacular.

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Described as “raw, honest, and pristine” by the architects, the minimalist European larch-clad home features an open, split-level layout where the communal areas are grouped together in a 6-meter-high living space and the private rooms are accessed separately via stairs. The interior is finished with French Aleppo pine sourced from local, sustainably managed forests. In contrast to the light colored timber paneling, the kitchen cabinetry and the floors of the communal area are lined with black-stained wood.

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