Project Authors- Stephen Neille and Simon Pendal
The Play Haus series by pendal and neille offers elegant and affordable homes for happy living.
Conceived as romantic places filled with spatial delight, Play Haus arranges rooms with singular material density, light from above, and coded transitions to create discrete atmospheres that unfurl slowly with time. Edges mark moments of transition - looking out, looking in and being between. The various surfaces; ground, wall and ceiling are used to intensify human perception. Mass and thickness belies the thin framing and surfaces from which the building is made.
Play Haus offers two primary types: Square and Linear which comply with universal access codes and “small secondary dwelling” bylaws that allow Granny Flats to be located within existing single house lots without the need to gain planning approval making. Small Secondary Dwellings create opportunities to provide multiple family living on existing suburban sites, including separate accommodation for ageing on site, young adults sharing with parents, or rental income streams.
Internal Area: 58sqm
Roof Area: 63sqm
Linear Play Haus
Play Haus offers a universally accessible long house with bedroom, kitchen, dining, living, bathroom and laundry. Rooms are illuminated with natural light, open to cross ventilation and lined with thick storage walls. Rooms of singular material density create specific atmospheres and ambience. Timber lined rooms hold light in their surface, white rooms glow, and laminates maintain lustrous properties. Light from above creates sensuous moments and moods within the house, balancing the intensity of light from larger windows. Intentional material changes create shifts in scenery. We look for an accord with carefully chosen material surfaces that register combinations of light and dark creating spatial potency.
Play Haus is fitted with operable coloured sun shades in a choice of colours to personalise your playful home. Homes are flexible and transportable so they can be adapted to suit any occasion or situation. Components are available to add an outdoor deck, single room pods, additional bedroom pods or a bedroom with ensuite. Components can be arranged to form 1,2, 3 or 4 bedroom ensembles, forming patterns as long haus, pinwheel haus or courtyard haus. All designed to create elegant arrangements for happy living. See “Personalisation” and “Options to expand”.