In this episode I am joined by John Choi, one of the co-founders of Chrofi architects. We talk about their project, Lune De Sang, located in New South Wales, Australia.
The project is a former dairy farm bought by a couple, who are now ambitiously re-wilding the land with native hardwoods that will take between 50 and 300 years to mature. Chrofi have worked for the couple for over a decade, creating several structures on the land, including sheds for the forestry equipment and most recently the pavilion, which is now the couples permanent residence.
Nestled within the landscape, this home has been built to last, and like the hardwood trees they are planting, there is no doubt the home will certainly outlive the couple. This is architecture responding to the idea of a 300yr growth cycle. I enjoyed talking to John about this unique project and finding out what it was like to work with a client with such a long term vision.
At the end of the episode, I ask John the three questions I ask all my podcast guests;
– what really annoys him about his home?
– what house has he visited that has really inspired him?
– and, if he could choose anyone to design him a new house, who would he choose?
If you would like to find out more about Chrofi and the Lune De Sang project, you can find more information on the episode page at anotherarchitecturepodcast.com, including images and links to some of the references from the interview.