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This unbuilt house was designed to form a habitable boundary between the suburban streets on one side, and the bush-clad sea-cliff on the other. The western facade is more formal and less permeable, while the northern and eastern elevation open up and taper out. The materiality of the house expresses these notions of formality and nature - with strong block walls to the west and fine timber detailing reaching out on the east and north.
The site is narrow, with a steep drop off towards the sea. The house works with the contours of the site; perched over the dramatic drop of the cliff. The main living space of the house is level with the outside ground to the south-east (the highest point of the site) and half a storey up on the street side - enhancing the house's privacy.
Internally, the house 'unfolds', providing flexible spaces for active multi-generational living.
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