A refined design approach responds to the landscape character and climate of the area and emphasises outdoor or almost outdoor living
A truly unique approach has been taken to this community development with 10 of Australia’s leading architectural practices being invited to design houses on various sites. Located in a community of high quality houses on small sites, the design for this 370m2 house is intended to exhibit a complimentary contemporary and engaging character within the streetscape, but with privacy for the residents. There is a particular concern for respect for neighbour’s privacy and outlook in the site planning, and design of ventilation and outdoor living areas.
The sweeping curved walls and forms which identify this house are generated by a partly intuitive and partly analytical response to achieve both the northeast aspect and views to the northern parklands areas. The soft curves of the three major walls which define the house in plan also offer a dynamic feeling to both the interior spaces and external form. In general terms the house is conceived as providing more privacy to the east and west sides where adjoining properties are located but with larger and more generous glazed and shaded areas to the embrace the better aspects of the north and south.
The minimal external space around the house has been carefully arranged for discreet separation and maximum usability. The entry to the house from the street separates pedestrian access by a vehicular driveway through a private landscaped court with storage for pool equipment and gas bottles incorporated discreetly into the formal design elements.