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Architect Simon Anderson was
asked to design an affordable,
no-fuss, sustainable home to house
three generations. Simon met
the brief with this factory-style
design, and builder Michael
Bradshaw took it from there.
hen Simon Anderson uses
the term ‘factory house’,
he’s not referring to a
modern dwelling laden
with metal and geometric shapes that
gives off the illusion of being uber unf ussy.
No, when Simon says factory, he
means factory – think concrete wall
panels, lightweight steel frames and
Colorbond steel roof. No bells, no
whistles, just pure, pared-back design
A VIVID PAINTING by WA artist Giles Hohnen is the focus of the dining area (left) and is contrasted by the clean lines of the
DININGTABLE made by homeowner Ranald and his daughter Alanna. It was based on architect Gerrit Rietveld’s 1923 Military Table.
The chairs are by Herman Miller Australia. THE QUIRKY STEREO draws the eye. Handmade by Ranald, its simple lines and colours
complement the decor. He built it from scratch, using marine plywood, after studying Japanese technical audio journals. ARTWORKS
by artists including Robbie Porritt, Jimmy Pike, Ken Whisson, Rosalie Gascoigne and Charles Blackman add colour and interest to the
neutral backdrop. THE MULTI-COLOURED SOFA is a George Nelson Marshmallow sofa, bought in Sydney some years ago.
where extreme functionality takes
precedence over aesthetics.
For the University of WA professor of
architecture, who fi rst designed a factory
house for himself in West Perth 20 years
ago, creating a complex order of spaces
from a limited palette has been a long-held
passion that’s now even more pertinent,
given Perth’s growing lack of housing
affordability. “Factory housing cuts costs in
so many ways,” he explains. “It minimises
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