Geoff Lovie Architect
The design responds to 2 principal aspects of the site; the northerly orientation towards the street and Mount Ainslie reserve to the south. Two main building masses, the principal living spaces and a bedroom wing, are linked by an entry and stair. Glazed ends to the entry and the open-ended nature of the living space allow occupants to enjoy both the sun and reserve. The living area opens onto a terrace and dramatically roofed pool garden with reserve beyond. A moat at the end of the pool minimises pool fences and a waterfall faces the living space. The pool roof, with view portals to the bush, tempers harsh sunlight and allows plants and people to prosper. Principal north/south walls are finished in masonry and extend beyond the internal spaces to enhance the flow of space from street to reserve, inside to out. These blade walls are trimmed with steel to prevent staining during water run-off. All other walls and roofs are expressed in Colorbond.
Architect/Practice: Geoff Lovie Architect Pty Ltd
Practice Team: Geoff Lovie (Design Architect)
Consultant Team: Alan Schmierer and Hughes Trueman (Structural Consultants)
Construction Team: Birriwa Constructions (Builder)
Photographer: Arthur Sevestre