Sunday, July 3, 2011

Australian House Design | House At Coogee | MaSQ Architecture

The form of the house is derived from the limitations of its context. Neighbour views of Wedding Cake Island and the southeast needed to be maintained. The walls angle and tilt in plan and elevation in order to allow this to occur.

The house opens to the east and north which is its greatest aspect with the living room on the upper level to take advantage of the cooling breezes and views. The entry is slightly raised above the bedrooms and is intermediate to the living level. Views are slotted, contained or expanded depending on orientation and aspect.

The house is solid and robust to resist the battering of the elements. It can be dark, light, cool, or warm, responding to season and needs, providing its inhabitants the greatest amenity from which to contemplate nature..........more

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