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SPLIT THE DIFFERENCE
As land sizes continue to shrink, so does space for gardens in the home. Instead of creating another ‘all house and no garden’ design,
architects wrightfeldhusen devised an H-shaped home with two courtyards, ensuring that the outside garden maintains a connection with
the home and its residents. The main living area, a four metre-high area with large clerestory windows that open to enable cross ventilation,
divides the north-facing external terrace and garden from the south-facing pool area. Large sliding glass doors open the room up, resulting in
a large pavilion between the two external living areas.
This home was in the running for a 2015 Australian Institute of Architects Award. wrightfeldhusen (08) 9384 6611, www.wrightfeldhusen.com; www.architecture.com.au.
THE COAST OF LIVING
Nestled amongst the old asbestos beach shacks that line the coast in Augusta, this U-shaped abode boasts a unique design concept and build.
Exploring the advantages of marine construction techniques, the home was prefabricated in a boat factory in Bibra Lake, before it was transported
to its coastal location. Styrofoam panels were used for the walls, floors and roofs, while sealed weatherboards and frameless glazing protect the
interior from harsh winds. The large family room with built-in seating, and the bedroom opposite, both have unobstructed views of the Southern
Ocean thanks to large glass windows and box-like construction.
This home was in the running for a 2015 Australian Institute of Architects Award. Andrew T Boyne Architect 0423 601 604, www.andrewtboyne.com;
www.architecture.com .au .
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