dane design australia: round house dane design australia: round house
nov 13, 2012

dane design australia: round house

’round house’ by dane design australiaimage © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooperall images courtesy of dane design australia

 

 

australian practice dane design australia has just completed a hill-top residence for a surf enthusiast on a steep site with undisturbed views of the wide ocean panorama less than 150 meters away. the unusual triangular site led to a circular plan that opens to the northerly sea side. the concentric masonry ringsthat make up the primary structure are plastered in concrete, also constituting the floor material, and left exposed on the interior to contrast the vertically-oriented traditional wood weatherboard panels. in the center of the plan, around which the vertical circulation is located, an open balcony is hugged by the rest of the home to protect from the strong south-westerly winds but also provides a centralized point of entry for the lower winter sun. the large pergola and overhanging elements of the construction shade the interior in the summer months. guest facilities are all located on the ground floor, with a game room, pool, office, laundry facilities and main entry are on the level above. the top storey contains the master bedroom, kitchen, living room and sitting room overlooking the landscape. the rooftop deck provides an outdoor leisure space with perhaps the best views.

 

 

north-facing facadeimage © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 

entrance to houseimage © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 

vetical wood planks contrast the white concrete wallsimage © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 

balcony overlooks the oceanimage © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 

sun-shading pergolaimage © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 

main balconyimage © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 

living roomimage © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 

circulation wrapped around the central coreimage © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 

image © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 

kitchen and dining area on the top floorimage © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 

kitchenimage © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 

image © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 

dining areaimage © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 

master bedroomimage © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 

bathroom oriented to face the surf breakimage © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 

circular core on the bottom floor serving the guest bedrooms and bathroomsimage © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 

image © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 

image © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 

swimming poolimage © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 

sketch

 

 

 

 

structural components

 

 

site section

 

 

bird’s eye view

 

 

  • where is the soul of the individual/person/human who lives in this structure ??????????????as pictured it is not yet inhabited <<<<<<<<<<

    Paedra says:

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