The sets of French filmmaker Jacques Tati combined modernist sophistication with colour and buoyancy. At this singular residence, Tati-esque whimsy is everywhere, from the irregular facade made of damaged brick to the bathroom (with its red tiles and comically large terrazzo) to the kitchen, where stainless steel juxtaposes weathered timber. But the house isn’t just playful; it’s practical. The firm used batteries and photovoltaic panels to generate and conserve power, and they apportioned space judiciously, creating room for two additional properties — a flat and a café — within the site’s 90-square-metre footprint.
Team: Adam Haddow and Stewart Cowan (SJB); Promena Projects; Centric Engineers; Van der Meer Consultants; Dangar Barin Smith; Krause Bricks
At this singular residence in Australia, Tati-esque whimsy is everywhere.