Year : 2011/2012
Type : Residential / Beach House
Size : Total existg plus new areas approx 400sqm
Is it a roof ? Is it a wall ? What is it?
Blurring the boundaries between traditional building elements, this is our ‘Skin & Shelter’ project : With a simple gesture – almost like forming a C-shape with your hand – the folded skin protects from being overlooked by neighbours. The shelter structure leans over the remnants of an existing 1960′s beach house on the opposite side, completely transforming and absorbing this existing ‘box’ into the new creation. The spaces formed in-between the old and the new open up towards front and back, to make the most of the amazing views either side.