Recent years have seen a surge in demand for secondary dwellings as housing affordability and population increase have seen many reassess the value and potential utility of their property. Inherently sustainable, small buildings that are well built can activate community and enhance the landscape of urban lots as density increases.
In response to this demand, Takt founded a sister company - Joint Modular in partnership with a builder to offer a design-lead construction service. A modular, semi prefabricated building system has been developed, with various user options to accomodate differing budget requirements.
This small garden home is a free standing pavilion, set on the south boundary of an existing home. Separated by an active food forest and vegetable gardens, it makes the most of a sunny outlook and views to the Illawarra escarpment.
The building was largely prefabricated in the Joint workshop. The timber structure was then assembled on site atop its red coloured concrete slab base and is now used flexible as accomodation for family or a studio for creative endeavours.
Builder _ Joint modular
Joinery _ Joint modular
Windows & Doors _ AHJ Architectural Hardwood Joinery
Photography _ Takt & Marcus Piper