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Dudley House / Bourne Blue Architecture

  • 01:00 - 28 April, 2010
Dudley House / Bourne Blue Architecture
Dudley House / Bourne Blue Architecture, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dudley Beach, 2290, Australia
  • Architects

    Bourne Blue Architecture
  • Landscape Architect

    Richard Stutchbury
  • Builder

    Danny Smith
  • Sculpture

    Richard Stutchbury
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. Located above Dudley beach, near the city of Newcastle on the east coast of NSW, this site presented dramatic opportunities. The land slopes steeply to the North, there are views over the state forest to Dudley beach, Newcastle in the distance and the Pacific ocean.

© Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

Having recently moved to Newcastle from Sydney, the client’s brief was for a family home, that could comfortably accommodate visiting families. This is to be our client’s long term home, where their children could grow up and they could live there as long as they were able. The new house was to be light, well ventilated and able to access the various views of the site.

The brief required a certain amount of accommodation, and in order to reduce the scale of what could become quite a large building, the strategy was to divide the house into two parts, private (ie family sleeping) areas and then common (living) areas. These two wings are joined by a stairwell that passes under the pool. The courtyard and pool provide the opportunity for some external, level, sun catching space, protected from the cold winds in winter. The building steps with the land and the level closest to the garden accommodates the bedrooms. This wing changes geometry midway along it’s length to run parallel to a cliff that exists on the block.

© Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

The clients had commissioned a Landscape Architect (Richard Stutchbury), also a sculptor, to design the outdoor spaces and provide some focus works of sculpture. Richard used plant species, native to the region, with just the occasional exotic to provide a feature element. His hand hewn sculptures near the pool and in the garden, provide subtle dialogue with the architecture.

© Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman
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yahya kaddoura · October 11, 2011

this is realy so amazing great job!!!
But what about the safty? could any one enter from outside? we consider this a big issue over here how could it deal with it ?

mauro porrino · June 22, 2010

Reading: "Dudley House / Bourne Blue Architecture | ArchDaily"( )

WPstudios · April 30, 2010

RT @nicholaspatten I&#39d Live Here: Dudley House.

Nicholas Patten · April 30, 2010

I&#39d Live Here: Dudley House.

Michael Baugus · April 30, 2010

Another "down under" wonder! Dudley House / Bourne Blue Architecture

Graham Cowen · April 30, 2010

Fabulous! I love the corridor under the pool! RT @HomeDecorNews Dudley House / Bourne Blue Architecture #architecture

Doug Wick · April 30, 2010

I could live here:

Home Decor News · April 30, 2010

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ArchiCAD · April 29, 2010

So what about swimming on the roof?
Dudley house by Bourne Blue Architecture designed with #ArchiCAD

shetu · April 29, 2010

magnificent is the building....elegance in material selection and detailing.....a building where everyone wish to live in. in a word "great job!"

Alkis Pagonis · April 29, 2010
Architecture News · April 29, 2010

RT @archdaily: Dudley House / Bourne Blue Architecture

up_today_arch · April 29, 2010

Regular house from outside, but a lot of impressiv solutions for interiour, especially pool.

Henry · April 29, 2010

good ol artichoke lamp


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