Modular Construction Photography and Video
Ecoliv Jindabyne - Residential Case Study
Pixel Collective was commissioned by Ecoliv to document the transport and installation of this stunning modular Jindabyne home. We captured photography and video footage, both ground based and aerial, across the two day transport and installation process onsite. We returned later to conduct interviews with key stakeholders that you can see in the video below.
Situated on the banks of the Mowamba River in the Snowy Mountains NSW, the Jindabyne site is set in a secluded valley on 120 acres of bushland. The brief for this project focussed around creating a warm and inviting modern home with a nod to alpine architecture to reflect the location.
Sited with stunning southern views, the design settles into the contours of the land, creating a sheltered northern courtyard. Carefully placed windows provide abundant balanced natural daylight. They are fine tuned for spectacular views and passive solar tempering. A spacious and efficient layout encourages family activity with flexible areas that can be zoned to facilitate temperature control. Resilient design features are integral to the design for long term structure life and ease of long term adaptations.
The house is autonomous on the site, producing its own power with a PV solar array, capturing rainwater, and treating and disposing of wastewater with an on-site gravity fed system. Going off-grid and using natural resources like the sun or wind to power your home is one of the modern ways to rebel against the system, and this project demonstrates that you don’t need to sacrifice comfort or style in order to do so.
It was a two-day operation to transport the modules from Ecoliv’s construction site in Victoria. Access proved challenging – and exciting – for the delivery, with the house to be located on a tight, steep site and the road being bumpy with trees to manoeuvre around. It took three trucks,
three escort cars and three police cars. “It was exciting to watch the sections being brought down the hill,” says Suzanne. The modules were craned into position, and then the services connected and decking, ramps and steps installed.
Pixel Collective has teams of photographers located around Australia and we love capturing modular installations, no matter how remote or challenging. Get in touch with us to discuss photography or video requirements for your next modular construction project.