DAVIDSON RESIDENCE | KLOPPER & DAVIS ARCHITECTS

DAVIDSON RESIDENCE | KLOPPER & DAVIS ARCHITECTS | Photographer: Dion Robeson

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

DAVIDSON RESIDENCE | KLOPPER & DAVIS ARCHITECTS

Traditional Land Owners
the Whadjuk people of the Nyoongar nation
Year
2023
Chapter

Western Australia

Category
EmAGN Project Award
Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
Builder
WANDOO BUILDING COMPANY
Photographer
Dion Robeson
Project summary

Located on a leafy street in Shenton Park, Davidson Residence is a two-storey home for a young couple and their two kids. It features a bold, yet highly site-sensitive design which has become highly recognisable along the street. A simple and bold gesture subverts the vernacular tiled roof into a folding & curving shell which envelopes the home. The roof form both rakes & twists from the front to the rear, to open to the north and views, while tipping its height as the site falls with respect to the southern neighbour’s amenity. Roof tiles, burnished concrete floors, expressed glulam beams, painted white tumbled bricks, stained timber & a dynamic pattern of glass blocks draw from the established streetscape and its material context. In keeping with the architecture, the interiors are equally playful and reflective of the client’s quirky tastes.

2023
Western Australia Architecture Awards Accolades
Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New)

There’s something beautiful and unique about each room and I love walking into all of them. The glass-blocks are my favorite. We told the architects if they had a material that other clients were nervous about, we’re the ones to do it. We have different tastes in music, and I love that we have a space to come together, share and create the sounds with our kid’s and friends. I love that I am surrounded by trees and that I actually get to see them. It doesn’t feel like a house on a busy road so close to the city.

Project Practice Team

MATT DAVIS, Design Architect
MITCHELL COOK, Project Architect
OLIVIA REEVES, INTERIOR DESIGNER
SAM KLOPPER, Design Architect

Project Consultant and Construction Team

CONCEPT ORIGIN, Landscape Consultant
MAROCCHI ENGINEERING GROUP, Structural Engineer
Thermarate, ESD Consultant

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