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  7. Portsea Sleepout / Mitsuori Architects

Portsea Sleepout / Mitsuori Architects

  • 13:00 - 5 June, 2016
Portsea Sleepout / Mitsuori Architects

© Michael Kai Photography © Michael Kai Photography © Michael Kai Photography © Michael Kai Photography + 28

  • Builder

    Malford Constructions
  • Structural Engineer

    Structural Works
  • Landscape Designer

    Ben Scott Garden Design
  • Land Surveyor

    Peninsula Survey Group
  • Building Surveyor

    Reddo
© Michael Kai Photography
© Michael Kai Photography
Site Plan
Site Plan

Text description provided by the architects. This sleep out is located within the grounds of a family beach retreat in a secluded coastal setting. The brief called for a family guest house to acocmodate the owner’s children and grand children. Architecturally the new building was required to sit sympathetically within the native landscape whilst being architecturally distinct from the main house. 

Portsea Sleepout  / Mitsuori Architects, © Michael Kai Photography
© Michael Kai Photography

The design concept proposes a building that becomes a landscape wall element. A simple rectilinear form conceals living spaces, bedrooms and a roof deck set over 5 split levels. Weathered grey timber cladding, operable louvred screens and climbing vines create a textural backdrop to the existing tennis court and entry driveway.

© Michael Kai Photography
© Michael Kai Photography

The challenge of siting a new guest house on this property was heightened as sits position was strictly governed by the exsiting tennis court, vehicle access way, front and side setbacks.  The building also needed to be well away from the main house and sit comfortably within the existing landscape.  The available site area of approx  100 sqm needed to accomodate a communal family house comprising three bedrooms, two bathrooms, living area, storage room and roof deck. This project allowed us to explore how a new residential building may be added to existing sites without compromising the character of the existing building, quality of space, environment and relationship to existing building.

© Michael Kai Photography
© Michael Kai Photography
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Cite: "Portsea Sleepout / Mitsuori Architects" 05 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/788773/portsea-sleepout-mitsuori-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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澳大利亚 Portsea 家庭客栈 / Mitsuori Architects