RIDGE VIEW HOUSE
The clients had outgrown their existing home and sought to knockdown-rebuild to create a well-orientated, larger home. Their existing suburban block is located at the top of a bushy ridge with views of Black Mountain. The site however was steeply sloped, deceptively small, and triangular shaped.
The majority of the house was placed at the wide frontage of the site, while a supplementary bedroom wing tapers to the rear of the site and steps down the slope. This arrangement opens up the back garden and creates improved access and connection to the outdoors. Living areas are placed upstairs to utilise the view to the south, whilst also receiving north sun at the front. The building form has a tapered roof and is scuplted with openings in order to minimise the bulk and scale, whilst remaining bold and expressive.