Five Yards House in Tasmania by Archier

Located in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, Five Yards House is a 100-sqm (1,076-sqft) home designed by Archier in 2015.

Our client, Carmel, mentioned her passion for gardening, so we designed a house where the garden articulates the house and the house articulates the garden.

The initial challenge posed by this site was its lack of aspect. Houses in Tasmania often have views of the ocean or a mountain. So we kept asking ourselves, how do you produce a quality architectural outcome without the benefit of either?

Our solution: the contrast between the single-storey home’s black-finished exterior and the evolving lushness of the garden. The black powder-coated aluminium window frames and glazing, hold the space and bring the outside in. The resulting views are vignettes of an expansive garden, with each room connecting with an outside courtyard, making the interior seem considerably bigger than it actually is.

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Photographs by Adam Gibson
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