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Our rugged climate can be unpredictable, and
designs that respond to its temperamental nature
make for intelligent homes. Rosevear Architects
designed this Tasmanian home, giving special
consideration to the changing weather. Two
pavilions face Freycinet Peninsula to the south,
and are separated by a courtyard and deck,
with the structure intentionally turning its back
on the sun to take full advantage of the coastal
vista. The central deck protrudes out to the north,
providing plenty of sun-soaked space, and
a spiral staircase leads to an overhead steel
deck that provides vast views in all directions.
To offer compete control of privacy and exposure,
full-height steel gates can blinker the external
spaces as required.
This home is in the running for a 2013 Australian
Institute of Architects National Award. Rosevear
Architects (03) 6223 4471, www.roseveararchitects.
com; www.architecture.com .au.
Traditionally our wet rooms are white,
and while white doesn’t always correlate
to ‘clinical’, a departure from that
traditional design approach can produce
refreshing results. In this kitchen, black
oak joinery is kept aglow by the natural
light from the adjacent courtyard, the
visibility of the grain important in adding
texture to the repetitive tone. A natural
timber table acts as a refuge, and the white
ceiling brightens the space. This room,
a modern addition to a historical home, is the
polished result of successful rule breaking.
This home was shortlisted for a 2013
Australian Interior Design Award.
Beatrix Rowe (03) 8534 8070,
FEATURE | Design directions
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