Mar 27, 2015
Today we will show you a beautiful house in Australia, a project by Will Harkness Architecture. This house is simple and very efficient. Materials, layout and color palette deliver a modern and cozy environment. Inspiring views and beautiful surroundings give the house an extra charm. This is certainly a great place to live.
Make sure to check out Will Harkness Architecture website for further information about this and other inspiring projects. See you next week. :)
Description from the architects: This compact holiday home in Lorne, Victoria was designed for a recently retired couple and their adult family. The house negotiates a very steep site, planning height restrictions, and a modest budget. The clients were keen to capture the stunning coastal views, while retaining as much of the existing native vegetation as possible.
The house was conceived to be a sculptured geometric form, articulated through window placement and refined, yet honest detailing. It was important for the dwelling to be flexible, and able to accommodate larger groups when required. The plan is efficient, but ample, and feels generous through its volumetric spaces. An ‘upside down’ living arrangement prioritizes communal spaces – affording them the best coastal views. And due to the steep nature of the land, the upper floor can be accessed directly from the rear of the site.
We found this house at ArchDaily.
Photos by Derek Swalwell.