(Commencing construction August 2019)
The building celebrates its prefabricated nature by landing lightly on the ground plane such that all of its slender round “legs” are visible beneath.
All of the other elements of the project are treated similarly – like a set of geometric objects landing onto a cartesian plane. Through this approach the clarity and drama of this inclined sandy rectangular site is preserved.
The garage is constructed as simply as possible two rendered blockwork walls supporting a heroic formed concrete lid, its rear wall reduced to preserve views through to the rear of the site.
The entry stair is another module, and forms a grand gatehouse, whose very fine structure works both as a balustrade and an arbour frame. It shares the language of the house but explores some variations in the rhythms of its balusters.
The pool is pure geometric object, chosen as a round shape, it responds to the landscape allowing people, and flora and fauna to move around and past it, without any jarring corners.
The vertical timber battens on the lower level are hinged at the top and supported on gas struts to provide varying levels of privacy and shading.