Bill’s House designed by Australian based architecture firm Tony Owen Partners. This house is designed for clients in Sydney’s inner west and as a result the house was designed to maximize the use of concrete and solid construction. The house has an ‘L-shaped’ configuration to maximize the solar aspect for the living spaces. A feature of the house is the large central staircase element. The stair connects the various level changes in a single fluid sculptural element in dark polished concrete. The dominant feature of the house is the curved sail-like rear white walls. The walls break up the space and progressively dematerialize the house into a series of cantilevered vertical and horizontal planes to the rear. The rear space also contains a terraced market garden which enhances the European character of the space. The living room and outdoor areas are connected by an indoor/outdoor fireplace. More information please visit Tony Owen Partners website or read short description from the architects under the images.
From the architects:
“The house was designed to make maximum use of concrete and solid construction. Because of the client’s heritage, the design was influenced by the materials and forms of Mediterranean Architecture. The curved shell forms reflect the sails of the fishing boats from the Greek Islands. In addition the client does a lot of entertaining and wanted a house which maximized the connection to a large outdoor space.”