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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.

Portsea Sleepout in Victoria, Australia by Mitsuori Architects

 
June 24th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Mitsuori Architects 

This sleep out is located within the grounds of a family beach retreat in a secluded coastal setting. The brief called for a family guest house to acocmodate the owner’s children and grand children. Architecturally the new building was required to sit sympathetically within the native landscape whilst being architecturally distinct from the main house.

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

  • Architects: Mitsuori Architects (Matthew Murfett, Melissa Lim)
  • Project: Portsea Sleepout
  • Location: Portsea, Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Michael Kai Photography
  • Builder: Malford Constructions
  • Structural Engineer: Structural Works
  • Landscape Designer: Ben Scott Garden Design
  • Land Surveyor: Peninsula Survey Group
  • Building Surveyor: Reddo
  • Building Floor Area: Building – 158 sqm, Roof deck – 44 sqm
  • Design & documentation period: 13 months
  • Construction period: 15 months

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

The design concept proposes a building that becomes a landscape wall element. A simple rectilinear form conceals living spaces, bedrooms and a roof deck set over 5 split levels. Weathered grey timber cladding, operable louvred screens and climbing vines create a textural backdrop to the existing tennis court and entry driveway.

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

The challenge of siting a new guest house on this property was heightened as sits position was strictly governed by the exsiting tennis court, vehicle access way, front and side setbacks. The building also needed to be well away from the main house and sit comfortably within the existing landscape. The available site area of approx 100 sqm needed to accomodate a communal family house comprising three bedrooms, two bathrooms, living area, storage room and roof deck. This project allowed us to explore how a new residential building may be added to existing sites without compromising the character of the existing building, quality of space, environment and relationship to existing building.

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

This project was designed in close collaboration with our client, a commercial builder, to create a sympathetic, elegant and enduring free standing addition to their coastal property at Portsea. Our focus on acheiving well considered and practical spaces was combined with rigourous construction detailing and a commitment to acheiving the highest quality built outcome.

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Mitsuori Architects

Image Courtesy © Mitsuori Architects

Image Courtesy © Mitsuori Architects

Image Courtesy © Mitsuori Architects

Image Courtesy © Mitsuori Architects

Image Courtesy © Mitsuori Architects

Image Courtesy © Mitsuori Architects

Image Courtesy © Mitsuori Architects

Image Courtesy © Mitsuori Architects

Image Courtesy © Mitsuori Architects

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