This project, a design concept for a family home in Vaucluse, is about blurring the lines between the indoor and outdoor spaces. Due to the landlocked site and closeness of the neighbouring houses this house has been designed to look in on itself. The main structure of the building has been designed to wrap around a large, internal north-facings courtyard containing decks, BBQ and pool areas. All internal living areas are located on the ground floor level and directly access this courtyard via a sliding glazed-wall system.
The first floor contains four bedrooms and all private areas. The rear rumpus room allows the building to directly connect to the rear of the site at a higher level.
The main structure of this project is made from brick and concrete that has been bagged and painted white, giving thermal mass and anchoring the building to the site. Timber fenestration and screening are used as part of the external skin to soften the monolithic mass, providing shade, privacy, ventilation and texture to the building.