Completed 2011 this 3 storey 5-bedroom family house was conceived as a platform for living set into the sandstone ledges of coastal Sydney. The lowest storey (cut into the sandstone) forms a solid masonry base creating a platform under the uppermost storey (‘a box of bedrooms’) that floats above the platform. The space between becomes Shelter oriented towards the ocean and its endless open vistas Each of these three levels is articulated using different materials; The top level is essentially glazed with computer controlled screens that read the weather and determine whether to open up to the sun or shut down to the weather. The lowest level which contains the rumpus/family room + guest accommodation at garden/pool level is solid and uses a one-off concrete brick with a unique proportion – the resultant middle layer is largely glazed - sandwiched between the other two levels.
Project Team: Andy Macdonald / Brent Dunn / Emanuele Rattazzi / Pui-Yu Lee / Matt Poplett
Builder: Steele Associates
Engineer: Alba & Associates Consulting
ESD: Eco-logical Design
Landscape: Art in Green
Interiors & Lighting: MiArchitects
Adam Resch(.com) and Mac-Interactive