Making Room models

The following is a series of animations showing how the plan of a house can be made into a model.  Each shows the plan of a house within a remote community, and how the different parts of the model can be arranged to show the organisation of rooms within the house.  Bedroom's and storage areas (in blue), living areas and wet areas (in red), and outdoor rooms and covered decks, are all represented by different pieces of the model.  The relationship of a house to other houses, or a street, would also be an important part of the model, but not shown in these examples.

 

Many good houses have been designed for remote communities and town camps over the years, and we've used some of these as examples for our animations.  Many have strong relationships with the outside, using it to provide breeze-way’s, places to gather, for privacy, and sometimes to separate eating and wet areas from living areas and bedrooms.  All of these outdoor spaces are covered with a roof, providing places to ease overcrowding, sometimes becoming filled-in with more permanent constructions.

The importance of outdoor rooms, and maintaining a strong relationship with the outside, appears critical for houses in remote communities.

 

The subtle but significant separations between the rooms of a house can be clearly shown in the model.  Because the parts of the model can be quickly and easily moved about, the conversation about the house finds its way to be represented by the model.

 

1977 Alice Springs town camp house: design by Julian Wigley, Tangentyere Design

1978 Mount Nancy town camp house: design by Julian Wigley, Tangentyere Design

1986 Alice Springs town camp house: design by Jane Dillon and Mark Savage, Tangentyere Design

1987 Alice Springs town camp house: design by Jane Dillon and Mark Savage, Tangentyere Design

1998 Gregory Outstation house: design by Deborah Fisher & Carroll Go-Sam

1999 Ngukurr (Roper River) house: design by Northern Building Consultants

2010 Alice Springs town camp house 1, design by Tangentyere Design

2010 Alice Springs town camp house 2, design by Tangentyere Design

2010 Alice Springs town camp house 3, design by Tangentyere Design

2010 Alice Springs town camp house 4, design by Tangentyere Design

2010 Alice Springs town camp house 5, design by Tangentyere Design

2016 Tjuntjuntjarra community house 1: design by Iredale Pedersen Hook.

2016 Tjuntjuntjarra community house 2: design by Iredale Pedersen Hook.