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


’round house’ by dane design australia
image © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper
all 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 rings
that 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 facade
image © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 


entrance to house
image © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 


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

 

 


balcony overlooks the ocean
image © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 


sun-shading pergola
image © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 


main balcony
image © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 


living room
image © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 


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

 

 


image © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 


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

 

 


kitchen
image © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 


image © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 


dining area
image © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 


master bedroom
image © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 


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

 

 


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

 

 


image © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 


image © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 


swimming pool
image © Lime Graphic Media / Mark Cooper

 

 


sketch

 

 

 

 


structural components

 

 


site section

 

 


bird’s eye view

 

 

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