ian moore architects: boustred house
ian moore architects: boustred house ian moore architects: boustred house
sep 26, 2012

ian moore architects: boustred house

‘boustred house’ by ian moore architects, mosman, australia image © daniel mayne all images courtesy of ian moore architects

nestled into a north-facing cliff in mosman, australia, the ‘boustred house’ by australian practice ian moore architects overlooks sydney’s middle harbour towards the spit bridge and clontarf. the front door is accessed from the street by a pedestrian bridge leading into the second floor. inside, inhabitants find themselves at the top of a stairway which descends the site to link each of the three storeys. the length is illuminated with a strip of glass skylights, serving to also divide the home into two massings. a series of northern volumes contain the living areas and bedrooms while the bathrooms, study and service areas are pushed along the southern boundary into a smaller, enclosed block.

orienting views towards the backyard pool and northern panoramic vista, the rear facade expresses these volumes with stacked cantilevered roofs while a line of vertical fins support them along the western elevation, spanning the height of the ground level terrace and first floor balcony. the cement exterior is complimented with light bronze aluminum windows, sliding doors and external sun control louvers. a crisp palette of oak framed doorways and travertine floors unify the interior.

the residence is shortlisted in the villa category for the 2012 world architecture festival.

entry from the street via pedestrian bridge image © daniel mayne

rear facade of cantilevered roofs and vertical fins image © daniel mayne

rear elevation composed of northern volumes and pool terrace image © daniel mayne

anodized aluminum railings reflecting the sun image © daniel mayne

(left) travertine stair leads to the first floor (right) transparent stairway and enclosed southern volume images © daniel mayne

view to ground level and driveway from second floor image © daniel mayne

path to outdoor shower from the driveway images © daniel mayne

upward view from outdoor shower image © daniel mayne

(left) view down the stairway (right) upward view to bridge images © daniel mayne

kitchen image © daniel mayne

kitchen leads to terrace image © daniel mayne

bedroom image © daniel mayne

(left) corridor to TV room (right) corridor to bathroom images © daniel mayne

walk in wardrobe image © daniel mayne

bathroom image © daniel mayne

site plan

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1

floor plan / level 2





project info:

architect: ian moore architects principal architect: ian moore project team: danny mathis, melika aljucic, susanne loeffler interior design: ian moore photographer: daniel mayne structural engineer: ruggero benvenuti at benvenuti sc building certifier: paul rolfe consulting builder: coddington constructions landscaping: material

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