watson architecture + design: peninsula house
‘peninsula house’ by watson architecture + design, portsea, victoria, australia all images courtesy of watson architecture + design
set amidst the wild and rugged coastline of portsea in victoria, australia, the ‘peninsula house’ is a seaside retreat by australian practice watson architecture + design. the boundary between interior and exterior has been blurred to extend communal rooms, opening to the landscape to add more usable space. separate pavilions explore private and public living within one site, allotting one structure for sleeping and bathing and the other for socializing, food preparation and dining. their placement aimed for the building to read as one residence, unified with a single roof which spans the column-free interior.
structural elements and finishes were predominantly created with recycled materials. the floors, decking and timber cladding were reused from their initial use are seating within a sports stadium in melbourne. the laminated jarrah wall columns was salvaged from a 50 year old warehouse in perth. prefabricated the timber framing maintained their appearance while minimizing construction time on-site, producing the building components as the concrete foundations were poured.
facade of timber columns
dining + living room borders the laminated jarrah wall columns
(left) stair leading to the private pavilion (right) material palette
floor plan / level 0
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surrounded by natural trees and other vegetation, the property has been designed to exist in harmony with the bucolic landscape.
k-studio worked to emphasize the raw materiality of the site, avoiding the introduction of any alien elements or materials.
created by french company LUMICENE, LUMIPOD uses the company’s signature windows, wrapping them into a glazed façade that spans five meters in diameter.
during the region's long winters, the building serves as a place to relax, read, or do yoga amid the snowy landscape.