Shelter @ Rainforest

Zero-energy house in the deep jungle of Borneo. It is the first prototype of a small village being implemented over time, this house provides accommodation for the manager and guests of the forestry company with stewardship over this land. An ecological approach led to a collaboration between architecture, forestry, botany and anthropology. The design is based on a modular system, using local materials and small timber sections, overcoming the difficulties of a remote location, lack of infrastructure and few skilled builders.

Awards

Australian Institute of Architects:

National Architecture Award

International Architecture Award

AR House commendation