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art to be seen from multiple viewpoints,
yet remain protected.
On the top level of the three-storey
home, glass walkways bridge the gallery
and link the ‘service’ and ‘served’ areas,
an organisational concept first expressed
by Louis Kahn. Here it finds form with the
kitchen, mudroom, bathrooms and stairs
over three levels being inserted within
a steel-clad ‘service’ box oriented at the rear
of the house. The ‘served’ areas – the living
areas, dining room and bedrooms – are
aligned on the opposing half of the home.
The 515sqm home is also organised
vertically; a play area for the kids is in the
basement, public areas are located on the
ground floor, while bedrooms and private
areas are found on the top level.
Areas and functions of the home are
coded through the application of specific
materials. For example, the bedrooms,
aligned in a row, are encased within a shell
of Alaskan yellow cedar. This cube floats
above the glass-walled living and dining
areas, the lines running along its surfaces
creating a striking, rectilinear visual effect.
03 The dining room is a commonly used area of the home for
the family of six. Rich red padouk timber was used for the
floors and the cabinets. The large ceramic sculpture is by Viola
Frey, and the smaller white sculpture is by NicholasAfricano.
04 The light-filled gallery space was designed to both unify and
separate the different sections of the home. The floorboards on
the second level are bamboo, their pale colour complementing
the Alaskan yellow cedar timber that encloses the bedrooms.
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