ArchDaily | Broadcasting Architecture Worldwidethe world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. Australia
  5. DMJ Design Studio
  6. 2010
  7. Kangaroo Point House / DMJ Design Studio

Kangaroo Point House / DMJ Design Studio

  • 01:00 - 15 August, 2012
Kangaroo Point House / DMJ Design Studio
Kangaroo Point House / DMJ Design Studio, © IMAGEination & C. Ocampo
© IMAGEination & C. Ocampo

© IMAGEination & C. Ocampo © IMAGEination & C. Ocampo © IMAGEination & C. Ocampo © IMAGEination & C. Ocampo +25

From the architect. This house is located on Sydney South and enjoys of great western views to the Georges River and eastern views to Oyster Bay, two beautiful natural reserves.

© IMAGEination & C. Ocampo
© IMAGEination & C. Ocampo

The owners wanted a house which will offer to them a luxurious life style and provide them with some of the services of a club at home. As a result of their brief it was designed and built a 550m2 house which includes 3 Car spaces, 4 Bedrooms, home office, bar, home theatre, 2 living areas with entertaining balconies, swimming pool, gym, spa, BBQ area and boat facilities.

© IMAGEination & C. Ocampo
© IMAGEination & C. Ocampo

The house is developed in three different levels along the site. The main house takes part on the highest point above the rock outcrop, down in the middle of the site is located the Cabana with the gym, Spa and BBQ area and in the bottom of the site are the boat facilities. All the different sections along the site are linked by a 5 stops inclinator.

© IMAGEination & C. Ocampo
© IMAGEination & C. Ocampo

The main natural feature on site is a rock outcrop which is listed as a heritage natural formation as it use to give shelter to the Australian aboriginals of the area. The main living areas are located over this rock in order to enjoy of the views towards the river.

© IMAGEination & C. Ocampo
© IMAGEination & C. Ocampo

Water elements and open areas are concepts which are represented in every part of the house. All main spaces are interacting with the outside and the natural surroundings become an extension of the interior.

© IMAGEination & C. Ocampo
© IMAGEination & C. Ocampo

The volumetric concept is based on three juxtaposed cubes linked by a straight circulation axis which is repeated on Ground and First Floor with variations on size and materials. Big glass openings are used to enjoy of the views and to provide sun access to the interior. The materials were chosen based on low maintenance and durability such as concrete, natural stone, metal cladding and render and paint.

© IMAGEination & C. Ocampo
© IMAGEination & C. Ocampo

Ecologically it incorporates passive solar heating techniques, the living areas floor is stone to increase sun heat storage during the winter months, it has 2 water recycling tanks, low-e glass, high rated fixtures and solar hot water system.

Plan
Plan
Cite: "Kangaroo Point House / DMJ Design Studio" 15 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/263168/kangaroo-point-house-dmj-design-studio/>
Read comments

22 Comments

Victoria Koumaridou · August 28, 2012

Kangaroo Point House / DMJ Design Studio | ArchDaily http://t.co/bZYTsgwY via @archdaily

hungoree · August 24, 2012

#ArchitecturePorn http://t.co/cgkYG2M6

Red Wolf · August 22, 2012

Kangaroo Point House http://t.co/w6bR2gwF #architecture

Lao Y · August 17, 2012

RT @ArchDaily: Kangaroo Point House / DMJ Design Studio http://t.co/ClxqbldK #architecture

Travel Writer · August 17, 2012

RT| Kangaroo Point House / DMJ Design Studio: © IMAGEination & C. Ocampo
Architects: DMJ Design Studi... http://t.co/rlojWOka @archdaily

Robert John Anderson · August 17, 2012

COOLESTATE!!!!! http://t.co/2hp2AkNn

Diana · August 17, 2012

GREAT HOUSE!!

CML Knoxville · August 17, 2012

Kangaroo Point House / DMJ Design Studio | ArchDaily http://t.co/vPwO4Nao

Santi Maggio Savasta · August 17, 2012

Kangaroo Point House / DMJ Design Studio http://t.co/hsoZPUa5 #Architettura #Architecture #Design

Rich Clark · August 16, 2012

This is a pretty awesome house...can&#39t say I&#39d mind living here at all #OneDay http://t.co/bxCf3Hpl via @archdaily

Jasem Nadoum · August 16, 2012

Kangaroo Point House / DMJ Design Studio | ArchDaily http://t.co/3ZgB7MFa via @archdaily

Diego Jaime · August 16, 2012

Kangaroo Point House / DMJ Design Studio http://t.co/FVa6ov6z via @archdaily

Yuri Kesna · August 16, 2012

Kangaroo Point House / DMJ Design Studio | ArchDaily http://t.co/4HppO9s7

hendrik v.d. velde · August 16, 2012

Kangaroo Point House / DMJ Design Studio http://t.co/7l0euG0E

mariam castillo · August 16, 2012

Kangaroo Point House / DMJ Design Studio http://t.co/FePFU5C3 via @archdaily Ufff :)

Chan Evon · August 16, 2012

mmm mmmm my future house looks hot! http://t.co/G7Hd580c

ramzi? · August 16, 2012

Kangaroo Point House / DMJ Design Studio http://t.co/OBkT75sX #architecture”

Architecture Medwork · August 16, 2012

Kangaroo Point House / DMJ Design Studio http://t.co/uY12FuS1

him + her · August 16, 2012

Architecture Kangaroo Point House / DMJ Design Studio: Architects: DMJ Design Studio
Location: Oys... http://t.co/8iMW7G9s #architecture

Murad Rustamov · August 16, 2012

Nice house! | ArchDaily http://t.co/fIrsbYVX via @archdaily

Paul J Schaefer · August 16, 2012

Mass & form creates texture while remaining V modern. MT @EHomes_Merida: Kangaroo Pt House / DMJ Design Studio http://t.co/4KVIeGwx #design

Erik Joya · August 16, 2012

Kangaroo Point House / DMJ Design Studio: © IMAGEination & C. Ocampo Architects: DMJ Design… http://t.co/0SBrhjo0

···

Comments are closed

Read comments
© IMAGEination & C. Ocampo

Kangaroo Point House / DMJ Design Studio