‘Dropping off’ the Grid
Framework Studio senior designer Francesca Finotti says the brief specified a permanent family home that emulated the atmosphere of a holiday house. “The owners wanted to build a home with a fresh and light feel, where the city felt miles away,” she says. The city centre is all but a 20-minute bike ride away, making it a convenient location to ‘drop off’ the grid – the grid in question still within arm’s length. The home’s scenic surroundings pull it farther away from reality, connecting it instead to the natural world. “It’s so peaceful that you wouldn’t be able to guess where it is just by looking at pictures,” Francesca says.