A HOME & HUB FOR CREATIVITY
March 9, 2019 /
This property is discreetly positioned in the northern beaches with ocean views towards palm beach and to Narabeen. As part of our design process for this residence, we completed a feasibility study to determine if an alteration & additions or if a new dwelling was the appropriate form of development.
After considering all the difficult site access, cost, steep topography, construction and sketch ideas on possible design outcome. We felt a design solution that could address our clients brief yet retain the lower portions of the dwelling would be a good design outcome from both a cost and be a sustainable approach to the development of the site.
With this in mind, the design is a series of two linear elements extending the length of the site. The residence has been re-configured with an ‘upside down’ configuration with bedrooms on the lower level and living on the top to have a better appreciation of the view and improving the privacy between themselves and neighbours.
The design is based on a simple structural grid form to allow the glass facade system to be non-load bearing and the structural beams to carry the cantilevered elements.
The cantilevering elements allow the spaces to embrace the surrounding views.
The residence has a series of outdoor connections on all levels and including a large alfresco area around the pool to entertain friends & family.
Dee Why Residence by Architect – studioJLA