Beautiful Houses: Angophora House
- Jul 19, 2013
This week we will show you the beautiful Angophora House in Sydney, Australia, a project by Richard Cole Architecture. Beautiful shapes, materials, colors and surroundings...this house has it all. Wood, concrete, glass and steel create a modern and unique house. I loved the open spaces and the curves and overall shapes. This is certainly a great place to live.
Description from the architects: Built over an escarpment in a densely urbanised heritage conservation area in Waverton, the form of this house responds to the difficult site using the elements of cave, platform and canopy. On entering the house from the upper road, one passes through a curvaceous enclosing concrete wall with rooftop garden over. Two platforms launch into the space of the valley, extending out from the anchoring escarpment. Insulated timber moveable walls transform the space from warm and enclosing to open and unimpeded. A sheltering timber lined roof opens to the north, falls in response to the slope of the land and captures framed views of adjacent Angophora trees. The escarpment is retained, raw and open to the rooms of the lower ground floor. A dramatic lift takes the owners to the garage on the street below.
Make sure to check out Richard Cole Architecture website for further inspiring projects. See you next week :)
We found this house at Contemporist.
Photos by Simon Wood.