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Off Grid 2030 commended: Lattice x Live x Work

Jason Scoot’s design retrofits an existing building typology, enabling occupants to live off-grid within a community setting

In this new extreme retrofit, the development’s community garden is a key component.
In this new extreme retrofit, the development’s community garden is a key component.

Lattice x Live x Work by Jason Scoot / Scoot studio

Jason Scoot’s proposal was unique among the entries for proposing a radical retrofit of an existing building typology. The design enables occupants to live off-grid within a community setting, using an OSB lattice configuration to reconfigure the internal spaces. ‘I really liked this one as a response to an existing site,’ said Bethan Watson. ‘I like that it is reconfigurable inside.’
 
The design converts a row of disused 1960s garages into a six-bay house type, removing internal walls and replacing them with OSB while also using OSB to extend above, raising the roofline. All walls are internally insulated and clad with OSB, using OSB glulam ‘I’ joists as structure. Ground-source heat pumps, greywater reuse and photovoltaic panels all contribute to the communal alternative power, water and heating solutions.
  • Method of construction and internal use of Sterling OSB Zero board.
    Method of construction and internal use of Sterling OSB Zero board.
  • Diagram denoting the internal arrangement of SterlingOSB Zero panels.
    Diagram denoting the internal arrangement of SterlingOSB Zero panels.
  • External view of the proposed site; wilded existing landscape; proposed site garage undercroft.
    External view of the proposed site; wilded existing landscape; proposed site garage undercroft.
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The intention was to create a ‘living mesh’ that can expand and contract to specific uses, respond to occupants’ needs and, most of all, create an off-grid alternative that promotes social change through sharing resources, responsibility and awareness. ‘There’s a visionary aspect to this entry,’ said Jan-Carlos Kucharek. ‘It’s a response to dense urban living and we have to get used to living in denser ways.’ 


Off Grid 2030 was produced in association with Norbord

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