The house is located directly opposite Balmoral Beach in Sydney. Central to the design is how the building contributes to its surroundings. The main inspiration for the project was a work by Isamu Noguchi, a sculpture that is a play on solid and void. Given the client’s passion for art, they embraced conceiving of their home as a sculpture on the site. The building creates a framed window from the street, through a sculpture court, to the water view beyond. Art and views are shared with the street.
The architects painstakingly reworked the sculptural form and shifted it to solve the complexities of the site and the client’s functional brief. Boxes shift orientation to respond to views, the sun, and privacy requirements. There is a consistent minimalist, a palette of natural textures, against which the color and richness of art dominate to create a dynamic and warm interior.