Residential new build
+ Petra Street, Bicton
+ Concept Design, Design Development, Development Application + Construction Documentation
Situated on a narrow block in leafy Bicton, is a playful arrangement of contrasting materials and forms in a striking two-storey residence. Upon approach, the foreground is occupied by an organic timber clad structure, housing the generous garage and store. The entrance to the front door through the landscaped surrounds is punctuated by the view of an orthogonal concrete box framing the first floor volume, with a dynamic steel sunshading device to the slit window reaching down to create a quirky seat at the water’s edge below.
Though the articulation of the main residence is an extruded concrete rectangle, the arrangement of spaces within creates two solid pavilions linked by glass. The arrangement of spaces, mass and orientation were driven by passive solar design principles. The solid pavilions protect the glass volume from the east and west, and are all located to enable a north facing living area and outdoor space. The location of glazing maximises exposure to the northern aspect, with the overhang of the articulated concrete box providing shading along with external louvres to the first floor. It is anticipated that this residence will achieve an exceptional energy rating through its innovative design.