The brief was to create a new timber house to accommodate the needs of a growing family. The concept was to create a three-level structure consisting of basement-level parking, open-plan living areas on the ground floor, and private bedrooms and bathrooms on the first floor.
The house is a timber structure and consists of a series of overlapping spaces, each of which has its own external courtyards. This creates both open and private spaces while at the same time maintaining the open plan.
The main entrance is through the centre of the house via the side path. This central space is a double-height atrium space linking all levels and both formal and informal living areas.
The house is on an east-west axis with its north façade oriented directly on to the neighbouring property. It has a northern-facing raked roof with highlight glazing. The atrium space brings in sunlight, yet maintains privacy from neighbouring properties.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms and two bathrooms, connected by an open walkway around the central atrium and staircase. Joinery elements are integrated within the balustrade wall of the walkway to provide storage on the first-floor level and act as a sculptural element when viewed from the ground-floor entry area.
Photographer- Sharrin Rees