Completed in late 2012, this project involved designing a new residence on a challenging site. The block measures approximately 750sqm and has an irregular shape, with site front and back boundaries at angles to each other plus a 4.5m fall from the Noosa National Park on the back boundary line to the street frontage. The block also has a dry creek bed running across one side.
The client brief was to design a residence incorporating two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a living/dining/kitchen space, laundry, double garage with large storeroom and a 65sqm art studio. The design language needed to balance contemporary and sculptural elements and also treat softly on the environment.
The finished design reflects the topography of the site; being split-level it almost hovers over the sand and the roof seamlessly suspends above the floor levels. The acid yellow wall of the pool adds a sense of both drama and humour to the architectural language.
Design – John Dunn, IDC Design