House Acute 2015

A modest wedge shaped parcel of land on the edge of a coastal bluff inspired a robust angular-shaped holiday home. Two long off form concrete pavilions follow the long edges of the site and meet at the site’s most prominent corner, rising up from the native landscape not unlike the natural sandstone escarpments in the locality. The concrete walls of both levels are articulated in their respective textures, and form humble backdrops to the surrounding landscape, both new and existing.

Internally the home is as comfortable and intimate for 2 as it is for 10 persons, with a range of separate living spaces to retreat to within the acute spaces (ocean side) of the plan. A roof terrace enables the owners to escape to the top to enjoy the vast sky above, the dense adjacent bush, and the Pacific Ocean beyond.

BUILDER
Cochran Constructions

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
Halcrow & Associates

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
William Dangar

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER
Don Katauskas

HYDRAULIC ENGINEER
ITM Design

BUSH FIRE CONSULTANT
Clarke Dowdle & Associates

INTERIOR DESIGNER
Briony Fitzgerald Design

PHOTOGRAPHER
Brett Boardman