Living Screen House
CplusC Architectural Workshop
North Bondi, NSW, Australia
An influential North Bondi home perfect for private time and entertaining.
Designed as a home which could be both a springboard for entertaining and private family time, the Living Screen House captures the true essence of Bondi. The house features a unique lap-pool, abutting a double height social space which spills out into the rear barbecue area.
It also features fully plumbed, self-maintained, LED lit living green wall screens and custom planter beds to the front and side façades which ensure privacy from neighbours and pedestrian traffic.
Architectural design and craftsmanship in the design of this house, is elegantly revealed through the use of a material palette, which includes unfinished cement bonded wood composite boards, burnished concrete, expressed timber, Corten facade and steel and timber columns that celebrate the structural systems in the house.
The home features predominantly raw, low embodied energy materials throughout, with large rainwater storage and a massive 10KW solar system on the roof.
Conceptually, the spatial planning of the house separates the social and family spaces. Downstairs, the interconnected kitchen, living, dining and outdoor spaces create a highly interactive and engaged site designed to accommodate large groups.
The above ground lap-pool shares a clear wall with the social spaces, acting as a visual connection between the interior and exterior spaces and refracting natural light throughout the lower level of the house.
The private family retreat is located upstairs, where each bedroom enjoys an outlook onto private outdoor green space. In some cases, this is onto a vertical garden, which doubles as a privacy screen from neighbours.
CplusC have designed an incredibly influential property in North Bondi, which channels the natural beach lifestyle of living in Bondi.
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Published: 22 November, 2017