Anzac Bay House / Vaughn McQuarrie

Anzac Bay House / Vaughn McQuarrie

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  • Architects: Vaughn McQuarrie
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  247
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Photographs Photographs:  Simon Devitt
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: APL NZ, Litecrete precast
© Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

Text description provided by the architects. The concept for the house was to create a central grand space, surrounded by smaller spaces, somewhat like a church in the center of a small village. The “church“  which resembles a traditional boatshed shape, consists of a singular open space created by parallel precast concrete walls with a skillion roof sitting on top. Mezzanine spaces at either end, accessed by a sculptural helical stair, contain a sleeping space on one and a working space the other. Each end is fully glazed.

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© Simon Devitt
Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
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© Simon Devitt
Mezzanine Plan
Mezzanine Plan

The layout of the structures on the site has created a "lane" down the side which engages with an old stone wall on the adjacent property. The lane leads to a large entry door on the side of the main space. The door is directly adjacent to the helical stair and below a walkway linking the two mezzanine platforms. Once you enter, you are drawn into the central double height space.

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© Simon Devitt

The use of Litecrete precast concrete panels (a lightweight aggregate is used to improve the thermal performance) allows them to be left exposed inside and out, this in combination with exposed steel beams and timber floor beams allow the primary structure of the main space to become the finished fabric. The single-story structures surrounding the main space contain guest accommodation and ancillary spaces.

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© Simon Devitt

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Cite: "Anzac Bay House / Vaughn McQuarrie" 28 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/880474/anzac-bay-house-vaughn-mcquarrie> ISSN 0719-8884
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