david barr merges pool residence with its garden landscape in australia david barr merges pool residence with its garden landscape in australia
aug 15, 2016

david barr merges pool residence with its garden landscape in australia

an extension project completed by david barr architect named the ‘claremont residence’ is set in a pre-war suburban house located in perth, australia. surrounded by greenery, the clear grid layout of the existing architecture informs the new addition’s planning, with each of the main spaces – dining room, living room, bedroom – located separately.

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david barr capitalises on the residence’s spacious plot and landscape; explored by shifting the plan and extending the house into the garden and capturing views of the trees and neighboring gardens. distinct spaces have been distributed externally – a courtyard, a formal lawn, a raised external dining area and pool – and then drawn back into the house through large areas of glazed openings.

 

 

this seamless boundary between inside and out is highlighted by the large sliding doors, their frames concealed and facing to the garden and courtyards. deep window reveals open to the north, while operable timber screens shield western windows from the sun. internally a restrained palette of concrete floors, plaster walls and american walnut timber joinery gives the client’s art and furniture collection prominence and focus, while simultaneously creating a backdrop for their young family to add vitality.

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