Redefining the nature of home. Curated by Jemima Retallack and Aaron Peters.
Caro Robertson and Tim Gittos are co-directors of Spacecraft Architects. Founded in 2012, the practice was born on-site and is informed by an in-depth understanding of how design elements come together. Caro and Tim are interested in creating spaces that are a delight to experience, often constructed within limited means.
Caro and Tim have 10 years’ experience largely building first homes, many to house friends who have ordinary incomes and want to stay in their communities. The resulting houses are tucked into backyards and awkward hillsides as a foil to urban sprawl and greenfield development.
Recently, Spacecraft Architects has been exploring how co-housing can offer an alternative to developer-driven projects and foster communality in medium-density housing. Caro and Tim ask: what design opportunities exist when residents spend on themselves, rather than contribute to a developer’s profit margin?