Australian architectural firm Rolf Ockert Layout has produced the Bronte Home.
Completed in 2012, this modern home in Sydney, Australia, achieves a high degree of privacy while maintaining a sense of spaciousness, and supplying panoramic views of the ocean.
Bronte Home by Rolf Ockert Design:
“The consumer approached us to produce property of their dreams on a web site perched high in excess of the Pacific Ocean, a residence that was to make them come to feel like becoming on holiday each and every day. Even though the view was wonderful the internet site was really tiny and suffocated by overbearing neighbouring dwellings.
The finished property, even though, feels generous and as if it is alone with the ocean and the sky.
Currently being tightly restricted by site circumstances there had been only 2 avenues we could get to produce generosity of room and spot:
Firstly the surprising height of the residing room area that takes advantage of the only extravagant spatial dimension obtainable to us.
And secondly the pursuit of sightlines to water and sky wherever possible. Substantial side walls, for privacy but also to provide mass for a cozy indoor climate, have continuous highlight windows for the enjoyment of 360° views of the sky. The massive encounter concrete wall dominating the space has slim slot windows, allowing teasing glimpses of the ocean when coming into the residence whilst effectively cutting out the visual presence of the neighbour.
The house opens itself up completely to the East, the presentation of the stunning water views. This also permits the capture of the continuous ocean breezes to awesome down the residence all through the yr, effortlessly regulated by a plethora of ventilation choices from sliding doors to operable louvres.
A rich but decreased palette of powerful, earthy materials, from the over described concrete to Timber flooring and ceilings, rust metal finishes and thick, textured renders, contrasts with the fine detailing of the interior and anchors the residence against the airy, light element developed by the opening to the views.
Sophisticated simplicity would be the most appropriate motto for the style of this property. Being on a extremely tiny block the client’s expectations of the generosity and style regular to be accomplished essential a really stringent strategy. Whilst the target is naturally on the maximisation of the enjoyment of the majestic ocean views it was the suburban context that drove most of the significant style decisions: The slotted northern concrete wall, the solid southern facade, the substantial roof with its steady strip of highlight windows and louvres.
The home has transformed the lives of the customers. Getting stepped back from a substantial powered, substantial cash flow life-style they now enjoy the seashore daily life and pursuit of their new occupations, author and therapist respectively. This way of life is partly funded by the renting out of the property to higher calibre guests. The architectural good quality and enhancement of the ocean place by way of the layout is vital for this to be feasible.”
Pictures courtesy of Rolf Ockert Layout