Sitting as an architectural departure from its neighbours, Suburban House by Sans-Arc Studio is a family home that highlights adaptability. Pertaining to the owner’s request to add unusual elements, the home possesses a distinct identity and boasts longevity.

Tasked with constructing a family home tailored to the owners’ needs, Sans-Arc Studio has drawn inspiration from midcentury design to create a dwelling that is sustainable and enduring in nature. The owners required ample space to host large family get-togethers at Christmas, a work-from-home office and a dry store for curing salami, among other special requests. It is this seamless pivot on tradition that becomes a theme for Sans-Arc Studio’s clear approach towards this building. The final form, nestled in the leafy surrounds of suburban Adelaide, is a calm, gentle and honest residence that fully embraces its modernity.