With elements of strong and rigorous bravado combined with the subtilty and softness of smooth curves, the project was a collaborative process by Emma Tulloch Architects and Mim Design Interiors.
In a street where a number of ‘hero’ homes feature prominently, the design was considered to hold its own but also sit comfortably amongst established neighbouring residences and greenery. The palette of stone and polished render juxtaposed with very tactile black curves, give the forms both a subtilty as well as a rigour that offer more with each view.
The sculptural notion and being able to see the house almost “in the round” gave an important design resolution to treat the corners. The curved fillets unify the edges such that you want to keep looking around to the next corner.
Ensuring deep sun penetration into the south facing site and an easily naturally ventilated floorplate were key briefing requirements. The latter meant openable window placement gave the combined the opportunity for extended visual connections through out all areas of the house.
An extraordinary team effort between Architect, Interior Designers, Landscape Designer and Engineers cannot be underestimated on this project. Sweeping parapets, sweeping garden gestures and planting and sumptuous curves in the Bar and Kitchen stonework all combine seamlessly.
The perfect mix of trust and relationship with the design team and builder is reflected in the success of the project.