The Peak

Wesbeam Supports Tiny Home Design for Kids Under Cover Cause.

Project Title:

The Peak
Project Type:
Engineered timber, LVL, e-slab, e-beam
Feature Summary:
Wesbeam Supports Tiny Home Design for Kids Under Cover Cause.
Categories:
  • Residential
  • Mid Rise
  • Innovation
Project Completion Date: Thursday 16 Aug 2018
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Type

Residential

Structure

  • Lightweight
  • Mass
  • Region
    Australia
  • Levels
    1 - 2 levels
  • Status
    Constructed

Designed for Nestd™, a social enterprise of Kids Under Cover which works to prevent youth homelessness, The Peak is an affordable and sustainable tiny home with a 32.5m2 footprint. 

As one of three homes on offer through the enterprise, The Peak is the top of the range option with sophisticated interior planning and a contemporary exterior aesthetic to suit a range of lifestyle settings.

Wesbeam was proud to support the initiative supplying the engineered LVL timber products of e-slab and e-beam which was lightly sanded and coated for the walls and roof to assist in delivering the beautiful design. The Peak’s structure comprises of sustainably sourced timber Wesbeam LVL and metal external wall cladding while the angle of the roof allows for optimal photovoltaic performance.

Its double-height entrance is punctuated with large glass panels to enhance the sense of space and allow an abundance of natural light into the interior. Natural timber finishes within the interior provide a welcoming atmosphere while the careful placement of recessed strip lighting enhances the warmth of the timber and maximises the sense of space.

The kitchen, bathroom, laundry, bedroom and couch spaces are integrated into one cube-shaped pod, envisaged as a beautifully detailed piece of joinery. The pod incorporates generous amounts of storage and includes cavities which have been designed to accommodate a variety of Ikea modules – an opportunity for The Peak to be tailored and styled with ease to the occupants’ own aesthetic and budget.

100% of the profit from every home sold by Nestd™ is directed back into Kids Under Cover's charitable work, which Grimshaw first supported with MySpace, a cubby house the practice designed and built for the organisation’s 2017 Cubby House Challenge.

Images below supplied by Grimshaw.

Architect: Grimshaw Architects https://grimshaw.global/
  • The Peak Diagram
  • The Peak Model 1
  • The Peak Model 2
  • The Peak Model 3
  • The Peak Model 4
  • The Peak Sketch
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Wesbeam / Grimshaw
Author:
Wesbeam / Grimshaw
Date:
Aug 1, 2018