Room11’s Architecture is preoccupied with a desire to propogate connections with place.
The experience of the coastal landscape on the site is one of layers; water, sand flat, grasses, tea tree and finally Coastal Eucalyptus forest. The buildings are placed as additional layers, they are transparent where needed and solid when required for refuge.
There is a strong vernacular tradition in the area. Often, the gravel road boundary is fenced, and the shack is placed towards the water. Between these two elements a wind protected lawn is established for family recreation. At the Wild house this pattern is established in a less spatially abrupt manner. Native vegetation is maintained in lieu of lawn. In this way the home affirms cultural norms while politely extending sensetivity and connection to place.
Kate Phillips, Documentation, Oversee Construction
Thomas Bailey, Design Architect