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Whitehall Road Residence / B.E ARCHITECTURE

  • 18:00 - 7 May, 2015
Whitehall Road Residence / B.E ARCHITECTURE
Whitehall Road Residence / B.E ARCHITECTURE, © Peter Clarke
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Text description provided by the architects. The house at Whitehall Road is positioned at the crest of a hill, to take advantage of sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. A grove of mature gum trees inform the location of the house; their tall and slender trunks countering the low horizontality of the building and providing shade to the pool and deck areas.

© Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke

The overriding gesture of the building is the massive drystone wall running the full length of the house. It is cut into the earth, at once anchoring the house and countering the exposure of the site.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

Orientated to follow the drystone wall, the house is a series of rectilinear pavilions. Downplaying the scale of the five bedroom house, the pavilions allow for a variety of outdoor, indoor and interstitial spaces. The character of the interstitial spaces is further emphasised through the use of fully retractable glazing and delicate cane screening.

© Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke

Stone, timber, glass and render are the predominant materials. The heaviness and solidity of the stone and the scale of the timber sections provide a strong contrast to the large expanses of glass which feature throughout. Sightlines are carefully coordinated with the glazing in a sequenced revealing of the vast landscape.

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© Peter Clarke

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Cite: "Whitehall Road Residence / B.E ARCHITECTURE" 07 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/627799/whitehall-road-residence-jon-boucher/> ISSN 0719-8884
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