Project: Bucklands Beach House
Gross Area: 587m²
Role: Concept design through to Construction Observation
The design brief was to demolish the existing old house and build a new house of classic and contemporary design for a client’s dream home. The demolished existing house was constructed of brick veneer timber walls and concrete blockwork masonry and was in deteriorating condition.
The client’s needs and objectives for the design of new house were:
Site context: The site is a long and narrow plot with height to boundary limitations. From the upper floor, it has views of the Macleans Park greenery and waterfront views beyond.
Design solution: A new two storey house was designed and built to achieve the client’s needs and objectives within site limitations and budget. The building area was pushed to the limit to maximize the building coverage allowed. An architecture of simplicity and serenity was achieved. The architecture is minimal, sharp and crisp. The client favours a natural and neutral colour palette of white and natural hues of grey tones which is used throughout the house.
White walls reveal the colour of light. As the day progresses, the natural daylight animates the wall and changes in colour.
The owner and his family are much delighted with their new home. As quoted by the owner: "I am now a proud owner of a lovely beautiful dream home of my own. Thanks to Swee Ngee and her hard work with the builder ... most important to me she listens to her clients wants and needs. Any future projects I would consult her."
Lighting design in collaboration with Superlight ApS, Copenhagen.
Images by Jenna Todd Photography.