Garden / Barraco + Wright Architects
Architectural Statement. This experimental and “sometimes” home on Bon Wrong’s grounds was conceived as part of the site’s ecological maintenance. His architectural space theory project is one of the revisits, this time in terms of his physical space and the life that is supported there. It is made of a mixture of industrial materials (metal frame) and handmade (wooden frame) without thinking about itself and its modes of operation. The thinnest physical boundaries (perhaps the thinnest fabric), the polycarbonate sheet, and the construction of the building maintain the transparency of the displacement in order to maintain the continuity of life, rather than individual concepts of individuality.
The boundaries of space are not reached by conventional building architecture (walls, windows and rooms, roof and floor), but are made of plants on both sides of the polycarbonate layer, perhaps not walls – but with plants The interior is shaped like a horizontal boundary. The upper deck is at this point another stretch of land with the ground – uncovered land and floodwaters. The interior does not have a window that shapes the relationship with nature. Ontology is flat – nature is limited to containers or does not go inside. This quality of space is clearly seen in the Reri Gardner Photography technique, where frames are often viewed from the inside or out so that it is not clear whether the frames are being replaced by edgeless images.
The tent has often been used as a reference for Barako + Wright and this building may be slightly larger than a tent – balcony and high platform, covered with clear “valley”, the inner perimeter is a “balcony” garden (and emergency plants). They are locally defined. Up, down, down, up. The soil and the natural land line are preserved and carried. In the tropical south-east of Australia, one is a little colder and a little warmer but sometimes more comfortable. The ability to hear outside is amazing. Nature is noisy. Listening allows a person to be in space outside of your body.
The site’s natural history made the decision. The site is part of a lush vegetation corridor in the middle of the clearing. Historical logic gives a hint of the situation he was in, although he is now transformed by local gardens, human and (unusual) animal movements. Introduced small droplets on degraded plants, mainly tea-tree heat, in cut grass, introduced species and plants as invasive weeds. The site is connected to neighboring plants and Westport – a large bay. The road now occupies an infamous crane and downhill, the area could be seasonally wet and dry and flooded. It serves as a degraded wildlife corridor for nearby coastal wildlife conservationists, and probably successfully supports birds.