House TV show design: Bounce House
Aussie TV show Bounce House has just made history when it was commissioned to create a new house design, in a new television series.
The show, which stars Australian-born actor Ben Westmoreland, is set in a remote Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory.
The design, by Perth-based designer Ben Westman, is inspired by the Aboriginal landscape in the region and features traditional houses, a waterfall and the river Gannet.
“The house is an interesting way of looking at the landscape, because it’s almost like it’s the only place in the world you’ve got to walk to, and then there’s the water, the river and the waterfall,” Mr Westmoreman said.
“You have this natural landscape that you’ve been given that you have to live with, but there’s this kind of structure built up around it.”
It’s sort of a house in the natural world.
“The new design will be a new home to the family.”
We have a lot of kids here, and so we wanted to build a house that’s something that the kids can relate to,” Mr Wmoreman explained.”
They don’t have to know anything about it.
You don’t need to have a knowledge of the art to appreciate it.
“The show’s creators say the new house will have a focus on traditional Aboriginal culture.”
The idea is to tell this story about the people who built the house, but also to do it in the context of the Aboriginal story.””
It’s like a piece of Aboriginal history.”
“The idea is to tell this story about the people who built the house, but also to do it in the context of the Aboriginal story.”
The design team is also working with the Aboriginal Heritage Commission to determine the house’s design.
The ABC is currently developing a series about the remote Aboriginal people who live in the Territory.