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Perfect Imperfection

New constructions or renovation projects can often focus on creating perfection. However, architects who aren’t afraid to sway from the mold can develop a home that truly has its own personality and style.

The following home doesn’t necessarily aim to be conventionally perfect, but does aim to be lived in and loved.

Located in in the mountain highlands, the Maleny House from Bark Design Architects stands its ground as a bit of an outcast, but a beloved one.

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Also referred to as the Glass House Mountain House, the stone building integrates large open spaces, greenery and glass. This creatively confuses the definition of spaces, letting the inside and out blend effortlessly.

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The outdoors is gorgeously landscaped and the scenic open area also includes a courtyard area, providing a contemplative outdoor escape.

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A screened in stone wall seems like a simple technique, yet is an artistic statement piece that balances the house with the surrounding outdoors.

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A notable construction, but it was also impressively economically built. This on budget design made smart use of building materials that are made to last, but to also age and weather gracefully and show a time tested imperfection.

Woods used for building were locally gathered and recycled materials were also incorporated.

The home also makes use of the earth’s natural cooling ability and the sun’s warming gaze. The openness lets in plenty of natural light and cross ventilation.

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The home blends various textures and surfaces, which according to the architects…

…exhibit the Japanese concept of wabi sabi – the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete, allowed to weather and evolve with time.

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All images are © by Bark Design Architects. Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones.

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