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Combining courtyard and terrace typologies
creates an L-shaped house that responds to the
natural topography of the site.
A series of indoor/outdoor spaces terrace back
into the dune landscape with the house embracing
its outdoor zones, creating a large courtyard
sheltered from the beachside location.
A modernist box sits atop a heavy-faced block-
work base. The solidity of this facade reflects its
westerly aspect, where deep openings protect from
the western sun and maintain privacy while still
providing an outlook.
The combined living, dining and kitchen area
flows seamlessly out onto the alfresco and pool
courtyards to the north.
A secondary living area steps up to the pool –
raised out of the ground to take advantage of the
natural topography while minimising the extent of
pool fencing required.
Windows are carefully placed predominantly
to northern and eastern aspects, and large areas of
glazing allow good sun penetration in winter and
Local climatic conditions have been balanced
through thermal massing within the double-brick
and concrete slab construction, with integrated
eaves and folded awnings for sun-shading.
Timber cabinetwork and panelling incorporates
lighting, lending softness to the interior. Natural
materials, such as statuario stone and travertine,
are installed externally and internally to bring
warmth and movement.
With a focus on sustainable principles, every Chindarsi Architects project is an exercise in
contemporary and innovative design techniques.
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