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The owners of this cottage in beachside
Clovelly, NSW, had lived on the site for several
years before and so had an intimate familiarity
with the advantages and disadvantages of living
in this wonderful but exposed spot. Rolf Ockert
Design harnessed the southern ocean view
with a northern sun aspect, building into
a steep site that falls sharply to the Pacific.
The roof shape of the resulting house allows
northern light in while maintaining sight lines for
other residents in the street. An open void in the
section allows natural light and air to penetrate
deep into the home. The material palette ensures
that the house will be maintenance-free for many
years to come, while still maintaining a quality
and bespoke result.
This home was in the running for the NSW 2015
Australian Institute of Architecture Awards,
www.architecture.com .au. Rolf Ockert Design,
This modern concrete home in Glen Osmond, in the South Australian foothills, offers panoramic views of Adelaide. The three-storey abode, designed
by Architects Ink, is both raw and refined, inspired by Japanese architect Tadao Ando. The design was tailored to the topography of the site, constructed
from large concrete slabs and an abundance of glass to make the most of the natural light. It follows the steep contours of the land, unfolding over
a U-shaped floorplan evolved around an existing plane tree in the central courtyard. The second level features an open-plan living space that connects
seamlessly to an alfresco entertainment area. The architects successfully balanced what would normally be considered a harsh industrial component with
natural light and warm materials to create a series of homely spaces that cater to family life.
This home won a Residential Architecture prize in the South Australian 2015 Australian Institute of Architecture Awards, www.architecture.com.au.
Architects Ink, www.architectsink.com .au .
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