A Coledale home has been shortlisted for the Australian Institute of Architects National Architecture Awards.
The State awards will be presented later this month but voting is still open in the “People’s Choice’ category until October 9.
You can have a look at that HERE
The Blade House has been designed by Takt Studio, and is described on the official website as follows:-
“Under the escarpment, yet close to the sea, this home and studio apartment explores landscape, light and community.
It is built on a constrained corner block, where a steep south facing slope, ocean views and solar access are at odds with one another.
In response and drawing from the geological strata on this coastline, a raised ground plane and elevated deck was developed, providing refuge and prospect.
Below sits a second dwelling, the Jenga House, for visiting relatives and friends.
Atop, along the western boundary, the main house creates a large courtyard toward the Tasman.
To collect light, the Western elevation is composed of vertical blades, shading from the west, but opening to the North. The East facade guides views, and filters light through a transparent verandah.
The project demonstrates how dual occupancies can relate intimately to its street and landscape location while providing amenity and privacy for both dwellings.”