The clients requested that the design for the overall site reflects an iterative process with the site taking on an informal distribution of dwellings over time. The initial house is the first of what will eventually be four stages of additions to the site.
02. Remote & Complex
Early on in the design process it became evident that the house was not only about ‘the view’ as in this particular situation one also needs to be able to shelter from the south east trade winds in winter.
An additional parameter of the client brief was to have minimal disruption to the site, thus the reason for perching the house above the gentle slope of the site.
Local Fijian building contractors were consulted on construction methods in an attempt to respect the cultural norms that exist in the region.
The result is a home that completely embraces its lucious surroundings in which inhabitants are always connected to the outside landscape.
Savu Savu, Fiji
James Davidson, Martin Arroyo, Sam Bowstead, Katie Hawgood
Concept Design, Design Development, Construction Documentation, Contract Administration
Remote & Complex
JDA has a reputation for innovative, collaborative projects with a strong emphasis on design. We don’t specialise in any specific type of work, but focus on undertaking projects that present an opportunity to turn problems into enjoyable challenges. Since our foundation, JDA has been undertaking projects in remote communities across Queensland, including housing, education and cultural buildings.