Freshwater Residence / Studio P

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Project Details:

Type: Residential Architecture

Architect: Studio P

Location: Australia

Address: Freshwater

Program: Houses

Year: 2016

Area: 593 sq.m.

Photographer: Brett Boardman

Text provided by the architects

Perched high on the escarpment above the Northern Beaches, Freshwater Residence is in harmony with the seaside landscape, celebrating its location with a bold statement of contemporary architecture and structure. Uniquely crafted for a young family it is functional, versatile, filled with light and endless views.

Freshwater Residence / Studio P
Photo © Brett Boardman

Freshwater house is built upon an extensive client brief spanning over 520sqm of built form with the goal to create a comfortable and versatile family home on an impressive coastal site.

The original house was simple – a pitched tile roof, solid rectangular body and square cross hatched windows. It was misplaced, out of sync with the environmental context and did not utilise the site to its best advantages.

Freshwater Residence / Studio P
Photo © Brett Boardman

Founded on the ideology that the site warrants a harmonious and natural architectural flow drawn from the environment we aimed to achieve a resulting design that reflected the expanses of surrounding ocean and captured the sea breezes.

With intensive spatial planning – utilising split levels, angled orientations and detailed structural engineering, we created Freshwater house. Every design decision, angle and framing was influenced by the surrounding environment.

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