The interview brief proposed “New Build” – H+AA interrogated the existing home, highlighting the living terrace/wide horizon; an extraordinary existing condition compromised by the contemporary planning framework (setbacks/overlooking).
Strategic modifications organise the family for different functions in spaces promoting natural light, ventilation, mitigating glare and heat. On calm days (majority of the year in Perth) – glass walls open, air-conditioning is turned off.
Our clients combine Dutch/Vietnamese cultures, and introduced the concept of a butterfly (Dutch – “Vlinder”), symbolising luck and transformation – key themes for the project.
Rectilinear forms and façade rhythms were respected; celebrating change – a chiseled stone ribbon unfurls in the streetscape… the Vlinder, reflects playfully to the interior, lured to the monumental Star Jasmine – attracting birds to clear the foliage of pests.
Guests enter via the monument – a controlled scale/sensory experience, they progress into the home and launch into the distant and sky.
Bill Golding, Graduate of Architecture
David Hartree, Design Architect
Sammuel Arellano, International Graduate of Architecture
DIGWA, Landscape Consultant
Kohler Design, Interior Designer
Marocchi Engineering Group, Structural Engineer
Martin Devries, Services Consultant
Resolve Group, Building Surveyor
Sustainability House, ESD Consultant