GRID Education

As part of its STEM curriculum, Burwood Girls High School runs a Sustainable House program, which Carter Williamson has been involved in through tutoring and judging student designs. The GRID prototype is in situ at the school as a demonstration of sustainable house design on a micro scale.


Location Burwood, NSW - Traditional Custodians: Wann Peoples
Size (m2) 37.5
Completion 2018

Our Team

Shaun Carter
Linda Matthews
Julie Niass


Photography The Guthrie Project


National Architecture Awards, Small Projects Shortlist
INDE. Awards, The Influencer Honourable Mention
Sustainability Awards Shortlist
The Design Files Awards, Sustainable Design Shortlist

Conceived as an emergency shelter, GRID offers a variety of uses, from holiday house to mining accommodation.


An emergency shelter designed in response to climate change-induced global disasters that increasingly displace thousands at a time, GRID is a flexible module of space (37.5 sqm) with a steel shell and plywood interior that are flat-packed for easy transport and on-site assembly. An elevated floor platform on corner leveling posts allows GRID to be adjusted to site contours, while the hatch-style steel windows and door make it a secure lock-and-leave housing solution. Solar power and rainwater harvesting are designed in along with a bathroom module. Uses could range from a holiday cabin or remote research laboratory to mining accommodation or a secondary dwelling (STCA).

A sustainable prefabricated housing module that’s easily transported and adaptable to almost any site or climate.

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