Torquay, Concrete House. By Auhaus Architecture.

Posted on October 12, 2016 | | 0 Comments






Torquay, Victoria


New residence – completed 2015


New 4 bedroom family house on the Victorian surf coast. Backing onto wetlands and golf course but tightly hemmed in on both sides, this concrete house has been designed as a walled sanctuary, opening up onto itself and allowing curated views over the wetlands. A small portal opening in the concrete facade conceals a secluded courtyard leading up to the glazed front door. Upon entry, the house opens up into double height gallery space, glazed on one side to reveal the plan which wraps around a large, protected courtyard that draws northern light and breezes through the house. Roof gardens on the upper level provide a green aspect to all habitable rooms and give a verdant feel to the central courtyard, with greenery draping off the deep concrete eaves. The material palette is rich and textured, with fine timber battening and brass detailing providing patterning and warmth that counterpoints the mass of the concrete.
















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