25 November 2020
Situated on a corner site, Brighton 6 is the home of a vibrant young family, where a timeless palette is brought to life with subtle injections of green.
With a breakfast bar and a custom sunken lounge, the home centres around the living zones, where large sliding doors open to a garden and pool area designed to make the most of the Australian summer.
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Ensuring that design celebrates the landscape, it was crucial for architects to consider the interior and exterior spaces as one.
To assist with growing vegetation, timber pergolas and delicate steel adjustable venetians were installed, creating a movement that intertwines the built environment with the natural one.
The floor plan was designed to meet family needs, with a strong consideration in ensuring that the interior spaces are flexible to afford multiple uses. Changing floor and ceiling heights, as well as materiality and outlooks to the outdoors allowed design to achieve multiple spaces of seclusion and intimacy.
Darker timbers balance the reduction of natural light, while the concrete floor grounds the space with the garden beds outside. Meanwhile, curved detail motifs contrast with the straight lines utilised to create the overarching rectilinear volume of the house.
Horizontal timber boards and vertical battens work harmoniously to create strong lines that gently juxtapose with the natural curves of the landscape. The house and site will continue to mature over time as the garden develops and the house softens and weathers.