There lies great value in studying other buildings in order to learn from their successes and weaknesses. This form of precedent study forms a large part of the initial stages of the architectural process, wherein the principles, and not necessarily the aesthetic, are observed so that they may be applied in another context with new and different conditions.
At Stand 47, the architect has taken clues from the modernist houses of the last century, shown in the images above. These houses show a simplicity that is the result of a number of conceptual design decisions and detailing strategies that focus on clean lines and continuity. Materiality and lightweight design as well as furniture or built in joinery as room dividers, also feature strongly. These principles are being adapted to the efficiency concept, creating the perfect backdrop for change to happen in future, while still maintaining the integrity of the building.