Cameron Comer came for a chat about interior style options, taking into consideration our very limited space and the need for practicality. We discussed various options for our interior finishes, including wood treatments and materials.
The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architecture last week held an event at the 5×4 Hayes Lane Project Site in East Melbourne.
Under the Sustainable Architecture Forum, ‘Raising the Green Bar,’ the 5×4 Hayes Lane Project was presented to the attending members of the Australian Institute of Architecture.
Craig Chatman (ARKit, Project Architect & Builder) along with Ralph Alphonso (Barley Store & Client/Project Manager) presented to the AIA members, their perspective and insights on the Project.
We are getting closer to the final specifications for the project and with that the questions are flying thick and fast… What are the products we are to use? What materials? How do we decide? In any circumstance these questions are not easy to answer. The project team has weighed in where their areas of expertise lie and overlap.
Where possible we will be testing the products in the Barley Store Office, for compatibility of systems and functionality in real life context.
Zoo Automation products for the home controls and energy reporting have already started being installed and tested. Security system along with cameras will be next with the custom programming systems.
How is the Project schedule traveling?
“Well, I think we are in good shape. The previous schedule would have us close to completion at this point. I thought I would get that out of the way early…
We are currently in the final stages of specifications. (more…)
Click on the image below to open the full draft plans.
Here’s a sneak preview of the 5×4 Hayes Lane building will come together… proposed by ARKit.
Images by ARKit.
Today we had a meeting with Craig Chatman (ARKit). At this point we are close to finalising the structure of the build.
Points of discussion included:
– Sewage/ plumbing issues
– Transporting the build
– Material analysis
The following were discussed during the material analysis:
– Walls –wall lining options (e.g. plywood, bamboo, cork)
– Flooring systems –floor structure options
– Internals & finishings –e.g. bamboo, plastic, paperock compressed paper.
– Kitchen appliances –fridge, dishwashers, oven, etc.
– Bathroom finishes
After considering all the possible materials, final decisions are yet to be made. With the help of our other team members, Tai Hollingsbee and Dr Robert Crawford, we’ll be able to compare the embodied energy of each product and choose the most eco-friendly one.
The performance of our building should be finalised by the end of this month in which we will have a clear idea of the materials and appliances that will be used in the building.
At this rate, we hope to begin construction August 2013. Stay tuned for future updates!
Watch Craig Chatman speaking about the design response of the 5×4 Hayes Lane Project.
– The design solutions of the mini tower
– The interesting dialogue between private and public realm of the dwelling considering it’s location
– The constraints of the build due to its small scale
– Being able to offer a design solution which talks about circulation, movement and flow
– Showcasing the engineering of the project within the structure of the building