The photo shows a model of a 600mm slice through a typical set up. There are pre-existing ‘Blocks’ for various floor and wall thickness and differing height wall Blocks and various spans for traditional pitched roofs. The Blocks come as either flat pack, ‘Ikea’ style, or pre-assembled from the CNC factory to speed up the site assembly time, which can as little as three days for a modest cabin. Price ex-factory Brisbane is available on application (POA). This simple to assemble system suits a ‘do it yourself’ (DIY) approach and with the assistance of fellow ‘barn raisers’ using minimum tools saves time and money.
WikiAirbnb is a compact short stay cabin, which is easily managed and cleaned. It features a single living space with a loft bed over the bathroom and airlock accessed by a sliding library ladder. A large scenic window faces the view. The elegance of the Wikihouse Skylark system comes into its own, particularly in pristine environments where there is no heavy machinery and construction noise required and no builder‘s waste to retrieve.
Cottonwood 2 bed and Pandanus 1 bed are largely reworked eco cabins from the 90’s, which were located at the Couran Cove Resort designed by Arkishop (Now Origen Architects), which provide more family style accommodation. They feature cathedral ceilinged spaces for natural lighting and ventilation and are particularly suited for sub-tropical environments where cross ventilation and upper exiting of heated air naturally vents the spaces on most days. Ceiling fans are optional. The Pandanus features a loft beds located above the bathroom for a small family fun stay.
Apart from the smaller ‘Wikis’ above, more generous WikiHouses can be designed and built (over stages if required). This particular WikiPavilion design features five pavilions arranged in a hierarchy from a ‘public’ pavilion; to two off bedroom and media pavilions, and the central living pavilion. All pavilions have cathedral ceiling height variation, which simplify the roof geometry so roofs are mainly single sloped. That is, having no valley or concealed gutters, which is particularly suited for wet tropical locations. The pavilion wings can be arranged to suit site and breeze orientation , views and entry points and they can be added over time and with changing circumstances.
We have other tentative housing types and designs; from 3 storey sub-tropical town houses and 2 storey small lot houses. Also we are working with Aboriginal communities to assist in ‘closing the gap’ in reducing over crowded and provide more appropriate remote housing. These designs are largely site and community specific and will require formal development applications and town planning input/approvals. Coordinated design fee and CNC ex factory POA.