Modern two-storey residence situated in Williamstown, Australia, designed by Steve Domoney Structure.
Description by Steve Domoney Structure
With a property situated immediately reverse the sandy shoreline of a secluded seashore, the first drive in designing a brand new residence on this website is clearly to offer the strongest attainable connection from inside the home to the seashore and sea past.
With the proportions of the block favouring its depth relatively than its frontage, the problem turned certainly one of greatest offering this connection to all the dwelling lodging zones, whether or not to the entrance or rear of the home. Additional consideration was wanted to offering an outside area protected towards prevailing winds and sea breezes, the place one can sit comfortably outdoor, having fun with the seashore environs no matter Melbourne’s altering climate moods.
The ensuing plan type with dwelling areas to the primary flooring, accommodates the required visible linkage to the seashore from all zones, be it kitchen, eating, household area and lounge, by means of a faceted glass facade and guarded outside terrace space. The association of area is intentionally open and relaxed, evoking a ‘vacation at house’ ambiance all through. The roof hovers and meanders above these areas virtually seemingly indifferent from the partitions under, presenting a lantern-like presence at night time.
Limestone has been used extensively all through, referencing the sand tone of the seashore, with wealthy inner timbers offering the counterbalance and needed heat in an virtually Balinese-like mixture. The exterior palette of limestone and darkish weathered zinc panelling supplies resilience to the tough sea entrance situation while giving an assured nod to a relaxed coastal house typology.
Images by Derek Swalwell