tintaldra cabin by modscape exists autonomously in rural australia
 
tintaldra cabin by modscape exists autonomously in rural australia
sep 10, 2014

tintaldra cabin by modscape exists autonomously in rural australia

tintaldra cabin by modscape exists autonomously in rural australia
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situated on the southern banks of the murray river in victoria, australia, an autonomous retreat exists completely off-grid. designed by modscape, a studio which specialize in modular and prefabricated architecture, the dwelling serves as a reclusive and intimate base for a client who spends a lot of time overseas. viewed from the passing road, the structure becomes part of the landscape appearing as small vernacular shed, set against the mountainous backdrop.

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external decking adjoins the property, offering panoramic views across the undulating terrain

 

 

 

costing $192,000 AUD to construct, the project includes a master bedroom, bathroom and a modest open-plan kitchen, living and dining area. in order to operate independently, solar panels are affixed to the cabin’s roof, while septic and rainwater tanks ensure year-round services and minimal environmental impact.

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the autonomous retreat exists completely off-grid

 

 

 

internal space boasts clean lines and contemporary fittings and fixtures, with oak flooring lining the living space. external decking adjoins the property, providing occupants with panoramic views across the undulating terrain.

modscape tintaldra cabin victoria australia designboom
solar panels are affixed to the cabin’s roof, while septic and rainwater tanks ensure year-round services

modscape tintaldra cabin victoria australia designboom
viewed from the passing road, the structure becomes part of the landscape

modscape tintaldra cabin victoria australia designboom
the structure set against the mountainous backdrop

  • M DiBenedetto … I guess u writing from US hehe where not even the rainwater can b collected. All over the world at least in the south hemisphere rivers are free and belong to nature including us. But great project thou.

    cris
  • I just realized that I totally missed the mention of the River nearby. Certainly that’s a great source of water if the property owner has rights to take water from the river.

    Michael DiBenedetto
  • Ron Smith makes a great point. I’m trying to imagine other options for rain water collection. I can only think of laying down a surface over earth on the back side of the cabin increasing the surface area. Is there a well on the property? It doesn’t look like municipal water would run out there.

    What’s the year ’round humidity like in Victoria? Another idea would be incorporating an Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG) as part of the structure. A friend of mine in San Francisco Bay Area is CEO of Ecoloblue.com. They manufacture (in China) AWGs from home/office size to industrial size (up to 5000 liters a day). An AWG might provide another option to making this structure self-sustaining.

    I love the simplicity and opens of the design and can easily see having one ourselves once we move back to Australia.

    Michael DiBenedetto
  • Tiny roof area.for rain collection in a landscape as dry as Victoria. “becomes part of the landscape’ is literally true but it certainly doesn’t blend into it..

    Lindsay Evans
  • A heck of a lot of shots of the countryside.

    Ron Smith
  • Makes sense for “for a client who spends a lot of time overseas” …he comes home to a hotel suite in the bush. I would bet that most visiting designboom would require a studio or workshop 2X the space this provides.

    There appears enough living room for one. It would have been nice to see the floor plan.. I get suspicious when some major detail is left off and replaced by a pretty picture.

    Jim

    jimCan

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