- Project Title
- Rural Family Residence
- This design is for a young family who have a large rurally located section with fantastic sea views to the North. The clients on this project had a clear idea of how they wanted the house to be laid out and wanted orientation of living and bedroom spaces to be to the North and View. The herringbone shape was one of the things they mentioned early on in the process. While the shape called for a long corridor along the bedroom view and a corridor link to the Garage, we have used these spaces to add to other activities, manly a study alcove and working space in front of the laundry.
To keep the design simple but with some interest, doors have been made full height , some as wide as the corridor allowing this space to be integrated into the rest of the house. Recessed ceilings coves in the Truss structure above living areas provide some relief to the flat ceilings.
The outside corridor space is important to the solar performance this building. The client wanted a large expanse of glazing to the North Face for lots of sun. To avoid over heating in summer, a pergola structure with sliding screens runs the full length of the North faces. This creates an indoor / outdoor transition space which can be altered and modified to suit the requirements of the interior spaces.
Currently in the design phase
- Year of Completion
- Residential Project