GDA House of the Year Awards Finalist 1 | Tent House


The brief

Open spaces saturated in natural light, enhanced by high ceilings and good airflow. And a generous amount of glass, with doors and windows that open completely.

Design outcomes

The home consists of an operable insulated box for cooler months that makes way for a tent-like feature in the warmer weather. The doors of the box slide open manually, while the roof (or lid) has an automated sliding operation. With the roof fully open, the transparent tent membrane comes into view.

Editor’s favourite

As the doors slide open, the forest wall becomes an architectural element.


Location Verrierdale, Queensland
Architect Sparks Architects
Construction Jaicon Constructions
Photography Christopher Frederick Jones

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