The project involves the strategic demolition of an existing house, while retaining some fragments that enable advantageous site planning moves on the small lot.
Realising the opportunity of its corner position and elevated topography, Corner House is sited as close as possible to the street boundaries to create a north facing garden courtyard, the plan curls around the courtyard with generous openings facing inward to the privacy of the courtyard while smaller, deep set openings address the street. A roof terrace to the south west corner captures ocean views and sunsets.
The program is a down-size dwelling for a family with 3 adult children, strategically the house can accommodate returning or visiting children as required, while prioritising the planning for the primary occupants.
The building, constructed primarily in robust rammed concrete, merges with the natural extant limestone outcrop providing a strong connection to site and place.
Dimmity Walker, Design Architect
Michael Patroni, Design Architect
Samantha Mofflin, Graduate of Architecture
Burdett & Goodison Structural Engineers, Structural Engineer
Living Building Solutions, ESD Consultant
Resolve Group, Building Surveyor