What the designer calls “a collection of interconnected pavilions,” this 1600 sq. ft. Dune House is an instance of linear area and interplay from Australia’s Wolveridge Architects. At the middle is the “core” of the home, the lounge and kitchen. The really feel is “trendy plantation” in character; heavy timber frames the primary dwelling space on the road façade, its framework an efficient help and backdrop for greenery that’s meant to assist abate the western solar’s warmth. At the identical time that this home is bathed in daylight — and lightweight is an ever-current factor within the impartial décor scheme — it’s additionally crammed with ample alternatives for cross-air flow, to not point out surrounding a really inviting pool! The pool is a little bit of a shock at first; it appears like a water function that’s nothing greater than visible curiosity.
However, friends quickly understand that that is no peculiar pond or pool. As Wolveridge explains, it “…serves to articulate this interface between the private and non-private realms inside the dwelling.” In different phrases, water isn’t just leisure right here, nevertheless it’s additionally useful, an architectural component that separates bedrooms from entertaining and social areas. It’s additionally a part of the surroundings from the primary front room, as is a smaller garden space that connects each the lounge and a small research to the outside. This garden turns into a “barefoot” accent that reinforces the leisure facet of this dune home. And, in a gesture that goes past luxurious and even leisure, the development of this house used native supplies and craftsmen…a boon to an financial system in a little bit of a droop. Not dangerous for a number of rectangles!