mck architects: maroubra house
mck architects: maroubra house mck architects: maroubra house
may 16, 2011

mck architects: maroubra house

‘maroubra house’ by mck architects in sydney, australia all images courtesy mck architects photographer: shannon mcgrath

‘maroubra house’ by australian practice mck architects is an additions project to an existing dwelling in a local suburb of sydney. perched on top of a hilly site, the project was driven by both the planning setback controls and the need to maintain unobstructed views towards the coast and surfing beaches.

street view

in order to establish maximum views towards the local landscape, the main living space is accommodated two levels above the street. when viewed from this level, the project reads as a separate, plugged in unit that hugs the more traditional roof line of the dwelling. the exterior is finished in horizontally-running panels of wood which sets a dramatic contrast from the singularly black structure underneath.

view from pool

to the northwest, a rear-facing yard contains an elevated pool and garden. offering a generous outdoor terrace, the design connects the internal spaces to the site by establishing unbroken views to the beaches. the living spaces within are seemingly sculpted out by the folding roof form of the design which bends inward in a chisel-like fashion. elongated to a generous double-height, the kitchen, dining and lounge space benefits from great sunlight intake

outdoor stairs

terrace space

kitchen and dining

ceiling form

internal light effect

living area

night view

general street view

floor plan / level -1 floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level +1

north elevation

project info:

builder: DLR enterprises structural engineer: barry smith engineers quantity surveyor: QS plus surveyor: denny linker & co joinery: josko joinery

  • Really stunning!

    radley says:
  • I love its broad horizons, great sunlight intake, and large space inside.

    Tissot Watch Cheap says:

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