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Bardon Residence / Bligh Graham Architects

  • 17:00 - 26 August, 2015
Bardon Residence / Bligh Graham Architects
Bardon Residence / Bligh Graham Architects, © Scott Burrows
© Scott Burrows

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  • Structural Engineer

    Bligh Tanner
  • Interior Designer

    Bligh Graham Architects & Superaverage
  • Builder

    David Mann Construction
  • Lighting Consultant

    Jenny Gillard
  • Civil & Hydraulic Engineer

    Mark Traucnieks Consulting Engineers
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© Scott Burrows
© Scott Burrows

Text description provided by the architects. This house is very much about being on the edge.  Situated on an extremely steep site with bush reserve behind and expansive city and bay views to the front the house is envisaged as being simultaneously cliff/citadel/cave/tree house.

© Scott Burrows
© Scott Burrows

The powerful idea of providing both ‘prospect and retreat’ is pursued with numerous hermetic spaces deployed to balance the huge views and dominance of the horizon. These include a double height book lined library, an art studio that engages directly with the bushland at the rear and a ‘grotto’ or cave that overlooks the pool and through living room beyond to the city skyline.

© Scott Burrows
© Scott Burrows
© Scott Burrows
© Scott Burrows

 A central courtyard on the main level platform is discovered after the ascent of the central stair that cuts through the house.  The courtyard is at the heart of the main level platform and gathers the houses’ public rooms in way that echoes hilltop monasteries or citadels. On a pragmatic level the courtyard acts to bring in northern light, make a piece of level ground and enable single room wide planning for excellent passive ventilation.

© Scott Burrows
© Scott Burrows

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Cite: "Bardon Residence / Bligh Graham Architects" 26 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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