Photographer: Virginia Woolf
The clients are self-proclaimed minimalists with a keen interest in the aesthetic and technical aspects of design as well as a sharp eye for detail. The goal was to simplify and unify the spaces through the thoughtful application of an elegant, quiet palette of materials and lighting in order for the spaces to become the contemplative backdrop for viewing the bustling activity of the harbour.
The process was a lesson in how subtle changes to surface, intersection and detail can transform the experience of space. Much of our work was careful removal of clutter and defining lines. The hall linking the bedrooms and studio has become an art gallery with sliding doors opening into spaces allowing a feeling of space and light. The joinery throughout the house is an important design element defining areas.