The clients’ preference for containing the dwelling within a minimal footprint reflects their original brief to BKK Architects, that new built form should exert minimum impact on the existing vegetation, and should complement existing contours on the block.
A palette of neutral materials, predominantly natural timbers with dark non-reflective metal components, was used to minimise visual impact. The emphasis on natural materials extends to the interior of the house, where the stone clad fireplace (Radiante 846 2V) is a solid and stalwart anchor around which the rest of the house unfolds.
Project: Portsea House
Builder: Layton Builders