|Category||Contribution to the Built Environment|
|Architect||MacCormick Simonian Architects|
The design sites two living pavilions, which separated by a courtyard, atop a mass stone base, an extension of the Bay Street rock-cut below. The pavilions contain the living spaces and the ‘secure’ stone base houses the private spaces.
This arrangement affords a direct connection between the internal living spaces and the tennis court (the children’s primary play area). The two pavilions also define the external entertaining courtyard and protect it from the western sun and cold southerly winds. The courtyard in turn becomes the pivotal link between tennis court and western verandah.
The building form and spaces focus views up the full view length up Middle Harbour but also offer the transverse west view.
The planning affords on-grade access to the garden from all rooms, inviting the participants to move out beyond the walls of the house and to make the most of the entire breathtaking site.