Open side-bar Menu
 ArchShowcase
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Florida Beach House in Australia by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

 
November 1st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Located at Florida Beach Western Australia, this design emphasises and focuses on the immense Indian Ocean. All space is aligned and extruded through a strict dialogue of plan and section revealing the intensity and variety of this great ocean.

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

This is a modern day holiday house only one hour from the capital of Western Australia and surrounded by the sprawling Perth suburbia. We are interested in the past and rapidly disappearing holiday homes that once dominated the nearby landscape, houses that embodied the weekender experience designed with restraint, economy and robustness.

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

This house captures these dying qualities while screening the occupants from the emerging suburban houses and protecting them from the strong winds and storms. A deck is created on each of the cardinal points allowing the occupants to live externally any time of the year.

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Our reference point for the design was found in a sketch by the great Danish architect Jorn Utzon, an image of people congregating on the beach under the dense, stormy Copenhagen sky. Uzton translated this in to the section of a church creating a mystical interior; we translated this in to the section of a holiday house that intensifies the experience of the ocean.

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

The section undulates in relationship to the plan form; each space includes an undulation that is eventually revealed at the beach side as a series of undulations connecting the living, dining and kitchen spaces to the dynamic ocean environment. The section extrudes from the beach end to the street side, those spaces that do not contain a direct view to the ocean maintain the memory of the ocean view through the continuing section.

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

External cladding is a strictly controlled ribbon of uncut compressed fibre cement sheeting and rough sawn plywood panels, the plywood inhabit the deck spaces and the CFC provides a durable exterior to storm exposed areas. This material restraint references the past holiday homes. While the exterior is tactile and articulated the interior is smooth and sculptured with subtle variations of white paint colour and gloss levels differentiating interior elements and reflecting the exterior.

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

A continuous band of high performance glass articulates the wall cladding from the roof, the roof overhang is carefully sized to exclude summer sun and admit low-level winter sun. The stretched western overhang excludes the low level sun allowing the occupants to engage in comfort with the setting sun. The house appears to gently hover above the ground, a recessed concrete platform creates this illusion, the platform connects this house to the remaining holiday houses and the Dawesville Cut bridge, this is first platform that one passes and signifies the beginning of the holiday experience.

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Constructed almost entirely of plantation pine timber, prefabricated and transported to Florida, the raw structure appeared like the carcass of a great whale. The use of steel is minimised to a few select areas where thin columns support the dense undulating roof creating tension in the context of the ocean view.

The hovering platform is finished with recycled Jarrah and continues between the interiors and exterior as one large plane, the holiday experience unfolds on this platform. Finished internally with Whittle Wax and externally with Sikkens oil, this platform will slowly reveal the marks of the beach and holiday lifestyle.

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

A native landscape garden surrounds this platform, carefully screening the surrounding suburban houses and providing an additional filter to the Western sun and Indian Ocean. The sound of the sea breeze transforms into an eerie whistle as it passes through the Casuarinas (Weeping Beach Sheoaks) reinforcing the complex, intense and delightful relationship to this environment creating a very West Australian experience.

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Related posts:

Tags: ,

Category: Beach House

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

GRAPHISOFT: ARCHICAD download 30-day FREE trial
Graphisoft ARCHICAD  Download a 30-Day FREE trial
TurboCAD pro : Start at $299
CADalog.com - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.



Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy