Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Happy Haus : By Donovan Hill

Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia
Donovan Hill
Post By:Kitticoon Poopong 
DonovanHill_Straddie6crane © Donovan Hill
Photos © Jon Linkins, Donovan Hill  
Brisbane based architecture practice Donovan Hill's Happy Haus was amongst nineteen designs selected for the Bushfire Homes Service last week. The Bushfire Homes Service is a joint initiative of the Australian Institute of Architects (Victoria) and the Office of the Victorian Government Architect looking to support the rebuild following the devastation of the Australian bushfires in February of this year.
http://www.e-architect.co.uk/images/jpgs/australia/happy_haus_ing160609_3.jpg Photos © Jon Linkins, Donovan Hill 
Donovan Hill's DHAN range for Happy Haus is a 'ready made' home solution that is fully adaptable, transportable and climatically sensitive in its design. The designs can range to be both 'stand alone' or combined to include garden and outdoor spaces with all modules complying fully with the new national building standards for bushfire prone zones.
Photos © Jon Linkins, Donovan Hill 
Queensland based, Donovan Hill join other practices working as part of a free architectural service to help rebuild the 2000 homes lost in the fires. The Bushfire Homes Service offers those who lost their homes access to architectural expertise that will add value and improve the quality and amenity of the homes being rebuilt in the areas devastated by the February fires.
Photos © Jon Linkins, Donovan Hill  
Donovan Hill's co-founder, Brian Donovan said, "We are very pleased to be involved in the post fire rebuild. We feel that the DHAN Happy Haus presents a low cost, flexible and sustainable design solution that can feasibly work as a mass model for reconstruction."
Jon Linkins_MG_8493 © Jon Linkins
Photos © Jon Linkins, Donovan Hill
The Happy Haus is designed so each module can be easily transported to a new site, or relocated from an existing address as living requirements change. The flexible design of the modules means that the Happy Haus is able to be accommodated by most sites.
Jon Linkins_MG_8349 © Jon Linkins
Photos © Jon Linkins, Donovan Hill 
The DHAN series is characterised by finishes and details developed in Donovan Hill's domestic architectural practice. Off-white interiors with timber window and door frames allow the personalisation of interiors by owners. The timber pelmet incorporates general room lighting as well provision for art and curtain hanging. Plywood exteriors suit Australian environmental conditions and are offered with a colour choice to suit individual settings. Distinctive roof forms and coloured ventilation flaps characterize exterior form.
Jon Linkins_MG_8328 © Jon Linkins
Photos © Jon Linkins, Donovan Hill
To view the range of house designs offered by the Bushfire Homes Service and to find out more please visit the Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority website at wewillrebuild.vic.gov.au.
Jon Linkins_MG_8298 © Jon Linkins
Photos © Jon Linkins, Donovan Hill 
Jon Linkins_MG_8243 © Jon Linkins
Photos © Jon Linkins, Donovan Hill
Jon Linkins_MG_8061 © Jon Linkins
Photos © Jon Linkins, Donovan Hill 
Jon Linkins_MG_7996 © Jon Linkins
Photos © Jon Linkins, Donovan Hill
Photos © Jon Linkins, Donovan Hill  DonovanHill_Straddie1truck © Donovan Hill
Photos © Jon Linkins, Donovan Hill
perspective--drawing Courtesy of Donovan Hill 
2010-04-9530-Happy Haus-Plan copy planplan--drawing Courtesy of Donovan Hill
2010-04-9530-Happy Haus-Section copy sectionsection--drawing Courtesy of Donovan Hill
The people
Architects: Donovan Hill
Location: Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia
Project Team: Brian Donovan, Timothy Hill, Michael Hogg, Kim Baber, Chris Hing Fay, Greg Lamb, Phil Hindmarsh, Christina Cho, Jon Shankey, Dana Hutchinson
Builders: Hutchinson Builders
Total Floor Area: 26-42m²/unit
Design Period: 1 year
Construction Period: 8 weeks plus site works
Photography: Jon Linkins, Donovan Hill
The Happy Haus design will be used as part of the rebuild in Victoria, Australia.
The images show the house in situ on Stradbroke Island, Queensland.

via:e-architect / archdialy
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