iredale pedersen hook architects: gidgegannup residence
 
iredale pedersen hook architects: gidgegannup residence
may 11, 2011

iredale pedersen hook architects: gidgegannup residence

‘gidgegannup residence’ by perth and melbourne-based practice iredale pedersen hook architects is a v-shaped private dwelling in a semi-rural town of western australia. consisting of two distinct wings, the design ‘floats’ above the ground, seeking to minimize its manipulation of the natural land and its topography.

iredale pedersen hook architects: gidgegannup residence
all images by patrick bingham hall and andrew pritchard / courtesy iredale pedersen hook architects

 

 

situated on a large plot with a substantial body of mature trees, the house engages with the landscape with considerations to both the immediate and distant site. the orientation ensures that a number of the landscape’s qualities – lake, greenery, vegetation – are experienced in the approach and internal experience. the residence beings 30 cm above grade and rises to a height of 5.5m, ending with a cantilevering balcony that touches a mature grown tree. the result is a sense of ‘living among the trees’, which the clients had desired.

iredale pedersen hook architects: gidgegannup residence
north elevation

 

 

the house is revealed as fragments in the approach, slowly unveiling itself  as a hovering line in the landscape. the lightness of the dwelling’s foundation is counter posed by the semi embedded pool and spa to the east. the stretched form of the building maximizes views towards the valley while carefully framing the pool and lake.

iredale pedersen hook architects: gidgegannup residence
polycarbonate facade

 

 

the organization of the interior space is both functional and intuitive: the north wing accommodates the children’s area and guest room while the south-east wing hosts the communal living space as well as the parents private area. an office is placed under the main body of the house to ensure sufficient privacy and a distinct sense of separation between live and work. the extensive use of polycarbonate panels throughout the house blurs the boundaries between the interior and exterior, while manipulating the traditional methods of observing the landscape.

iredale pedersen hook architects: gidgegannup residence
north wing

iredale pedersen hook architects: gidgegannup residence
approach

iredale pedersen hook architects: gidgegannup residence
entrance

iredale pedersen hook architects: gidgegannup residence
view of pool

iredale pedersen hook architects: gidgegannup residence
communal area

iredale pedersen hook architects: gidgegannup residence
from the valley

iredale pedersen hook architects: gidgegannup residence
in context

iredale pedersen hook architects: gidgegannup residence
site

iredale pedersen hook architects: gidgegannup residence
site map

iredale pedersen hook architects: gidgegannup residence
floor plan 

iredale pedersen hook architects: gidgegannup residence
floor plan / level +1

iredale pedersen hook architects: gidgegannup residence
section a-a

iredale pedersen hook architects: gidgegannup residence
(left) section b-b

(right) section c-c

iredale pedersen hook architects: gidgegannup residence
south elevation

iredale pedersen hook architects: gidgegannup residence

north-east elevation

iredale pedersen hook architects: gidgegannup residence

architects’ sketches

project info:

design team: adrian iredale, finn pedersen, martyn hook,
oliver maingard, john belviso, chris cuellar

engineer: bull butler enginner
builder: richard tinniswood
interiors: iredale pedersen hook architects
site planning: iredale pedersen hook architectus
pool: sam perkins future pools
steel: greg crawford G+S FAB

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