North Beach House | Chindarsi Architects

North Beach House | Chindarsi Architects | Photographer: Ruthie&Me Photography

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

North Beach House | Chindarsi Architects

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

Western Australia

Category
Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
Builder
Contour Projects
Photographer
Ruthie&Me Photography
Project summary

A linear townhouse with a rich materiality borne from its coastal location, the North Beach House is a solid block carved out by courtyards. Sunlight and air penetrate into the heart of the home highlighting key vistas and private landscape spaces.

Concrete beach buildings and limestone are referenced through the concrete floors, breeze blocks, sand-coloured face brickwork and white rendered walls. Timber, mosaics and sheer curtains provide warmth and texture; a softness to the interior.

Breeze blocks welcome the sea breeze and layer the space in a way that a solid wall could not; maintaining privacy and providing wind-breaks – allowing airflow and light to filter deep into the home.

The home has a beautiful, calm, and simple Modernist expression with textured materials grounding it both in the landscape and coast. Carefully assembled, these elements result in a warm and welcoming home which looks and feels totally relaxing.

We love the way the house flows. Downstairs provides one big living area, perfect for family time. When entertaining we open the central courtyard to make one big indoor/outdoor living space. Whist the open plan is great downstairs, the upstairs provides two distinct areas, with the kids’ playroom and bedrooms perfectly separated from the master retreat by a central bridge. The balcony, which extends off the master bedroom, is our favourite place to relax. It always seems to have just the right amount of sun or shade and opens perfectly to the view down the street.

Project Practice Team

Joe Chindarsi, Design Architect
Stephanie Rush, Graduate of Architecture
Whye Kay Leong, Project Architect

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Andreotta Cardenosa Consulting Engineers, Structural Engineer
ESD Australia Pty Ltd, Building Surveyor (Certificate of Design Compliance)
ESD Australia Pty Ltd, ESD Consultant
R.G. Lester & Associates, Land Surveyor
Structerre Consulting Engineers, Site Soil Classification

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