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Living Screen House | Architecture by CplusC Architectural Workshop
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Living Screen House | Architecture by CplusC Architectural Workshop
Living Screen House | Architecture by CplusC Architectural Workshop
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Living Screen House | Architecture by CplusC Architectural Workshop

Living Screen House - Architecture

A single-family residence on a narrow site, this stunning home built for entertaining, features a unique lap-pool abutting a double height social space which spills out to the rear BBQ area. Living green wall screens to the front and side façades provide privacy and a sense of retreat.
The client’s brief was for a home which could be both a springboard for entertaining and a private family retreat. The site constraints and the practice’s commitment to passive solar design and natural daylighting drove much of the resulting form.
Conceptually, the spatial planning of the house is split into social and family spaces. Downstairs, the kitchen, living, dining and outdoor spaces are located to optimise solar access while enjoying strong visual connections between spaces. The acrylic wall between above ground lap pool and lounge room refracts sparkling natural light into the double height social spaces, wrapping indoor and outdoor spaces together. Upstairs, each bedroom enjoys an outlook onto private outdoor green space. In some cases, this is onto a vertical garden, which doubles as a privacy screen from neighbours.
The craftsmanship of the build is revealed in the material palette, which includes unfinished Kobe board (cement impregnated oriented strand board), burnished concrete, expressed timber and steel columns complemented with industrial steel accents.
The home features predominantly raw, low embodied energy materials throughout with 10,000 litres rainwater storage and a massive 10KW solar system on the roof. CplusC maximised reusable materials from the existing household to provide a sense of connection with the previous residence. The front carpark was retained, and planters and timber from the demolition stage were reused for furniture and planting as a part of an effective cost-saving and sustainable decision.
A key requirement of the house was to make it easier for the inhabitants to do the things they love, including entertaining at home and surfing at nearby Bondi Beach. In the six weeks since handover, the family had already hosted a 21st birthday party, a family Christmas gathering and several impromptu barbeques with friends. Secure storage for sports equipment, which are accessible from the entry courtyard, has made it easier to grab a surfboard and head to the beach after work or school.
Located in a beachside suburb, the street includes double storey houses and low-rise apartment blocks. The built form is consistent with the immediate neighbours

in terms of setback and height with the green wall and LED strip lights within the planters playing on the scale of the mix of single detached housing and the surrounding apartments. To increase privacy from pedestrian traffic, the entry was partially sunken and screening elements were introduced at the front and side of the property.

Item Living Screen House
As seen in Private Residence, North Bondi, Australia
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We specialize in delivering site-specific architectural projects. Our team is driven by a commitment to our clients to deliver beautiful design outcomes that they will enjoy for generations.

Our multi-disciplinary team has a deep understanding of materials and the craft of building and a dedication to design excellence. We are one of a handful of architectural firms in the world with the collective experience and expertise to deliver projects from start to finish as both your Architect and your Builder. Sustainable design, sustainable construction, and sustainable project delivery systems are at the core of every project we are involved in, from simple advice regarding solar, battery and rainwater collection to complex permaculture and aquaponics off-grid self -sustaining systems.

Craft, comfort, sustainability, and practicality are central to every design. We examine our own preconceptions and interrogate our assumptions so we can have more informed conversations with you about the future of your homes and your families, providing for growth and adaptability. Making homes that survive, that are timeless for generations beyond our lifetimes, that is our mission for you.
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