A double height gallery and central courtyard flood the interior
of this bold new house with natural light.
With a brief for a flexible house to accommodate varying numbers of family, visitors and guests, this house aims for a balance between street presence and harmony with surroundings, engaging the passer by through its sculptural form and teasing glimpses beyond. Externally, zinc and timber cladding combine with a concrete blockwork base to conceal a peaceful interior retreat bathed in natural light. Varied north facing living volumes arranged around a central courtyard range from expansive to intimate
Natural light, winter sun and passive cross ventilation are bought into and through these areas by the double height central gallery and louvered clerestory which run along the central spine of the house. The house continually balances and reveals itself along the journey through its spaces, using the play of natural light, variation in volume and use of sustainable, refined and raw materials.
Builder: First Impressions Projects
Photography by Shannon McGrath