Inspired by the harmony between landscape and architecture, Bronte Breeze emerges as a deliberate exploration between inside and out, and how engaging with an entire site enhances the experience of a home. Modscape and Wyer & Co. collaborate to ensure established principles of connection are carried into the design of the residence, in each gesture and detail throughout.
Having lived in Singapore for many years and grown an appreciation for the privacy and sculptural addition that the landscape can provide in creating a disconnected and calm home, the owner wanted to create a similar feeling within their Sydney residence. Enhancing the more tropical greenery, together with native varieties, Bronte Breeze is as much of an expression of place as it is an extension of the client’s values. Together with Wyer & Co., Modscape creates a series of hard and soft elements throughout to counterbalance the linear nature of the architecture on site.
Life in Sydney is very much shaped by the flow and transition between inside and out, and the passive nature of buildings and their connection to landscape play an inherent role in tempering the year-round comfort of these spaces. By deciding how to best ensure designed outcomes can work well with the climate, they are crafted to be eco-friendly and rely on natural energy sources, further enhancing that natural connection. Providing places of solitude, as well as a deep immersion into the memory of their time in Singapore, the landscape offers a natural disconnect and is reminiscent of days spent enjoying this beloved overseas destination.
As its own statement of a contemporary and refined rectilinear form, the elements of the home become a natural anchor on site, blending with the landscape. The use of dark materials and sense of control over incoming air and light add an additional layer between inside and out, with moveable screens and openings within the façade to ensure the architecture can respond throughout the year. Though recessive in nature, the focus remains on the garden and on the potential for future growth, allowing the living elements to also make their mark in a similar way as they age along with the custodians.