Kelmscott Residence


Project + Services

New 450m2 sea container home design on 400m2 rural block
Design, DA + IFC documentation

Brief + Proposal

The clients for the Kelmscott Residence came to us with their concept of building a prefabricated home using sea containers on their breathtakingly steep block in the Perth hills.

Glenn Murcutt’s design methodology to “touch the earth lightly” was an important theme with this design, perching the steel chassis that would be the sub-floor frame for the sea containers lightly above the rocky site on a series of stilts.

Each zone of the house uses the modular nature of the sea containers to order the spaces, and passive solar principals have been used to reduce the ecological footprint of the home.