Location: North Fremantle
Status: Under construction – for completion Jan 2020
Texo (WA) Pty Ltd.
A courtyard house with the main habitable spaces arranged around a large outdoor courtyard that is effectively another living room of the house.
The courtyard is formed by a mass, stone clad wall that wraps the space and allows the house to push against and pull away from it to create a variety of places; a pond; a deep shaded recess; a perch; a cabana.
The stone paved courtyard w trees and living pond are the focal point of the ground level, while the first floor, living spaces frame a view of a large ghost gum to the east and Bold park in the distance to the west.
The architectural language references the mid century modern context of Floreat in it’s use of stone cladding, tiled walls, timber paneling, external vertical shade screen and parapet roofs, but is confidently contemporary.