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Sydney-based architecture practice THOSE Architects have designed this modern sales office and site that is situated on a former dairy farm.

Dubbed as “The Dairy,” this project by the firm also studies the way people relate to buildings and how architecture moves them into a built space and how it connects them to the landscape.

“We see this as a discrete work of architecture, designed to inform the potential purchaser about the place where they may live, and how it might feel to live there,” said Ben Mitchell, director of THOSE Architects. “It’s all about the architecture. So, for example, unlike most sales offices, it has no signage, and is carefully calibrated to covey an experience of its place.”

Designed to heighten the visitor’s experience and convey a sense of the community that will eventually reside there, the main view from the building overlooks the dairyland and towards the mountains, while the south-east end incorporates a concrete ramp. A black timber wall is punctuated by two openings, one of which is lined with copper cladding to define the entry point.

The minimalist-designed structure also reflects a fluid circulation sequence throughout its rectangular layout that is complimented with long vistas of the scenic landscape.

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Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

Renz Ofiaza is a Staff Writer at Highsnobiety and based in Brooklyn.

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