Duality and separation
to address the brief for a house that is both a private home / retreat and a public space for work and formal functions, the proposal divides the brief into 2 separate dwellings, to create separation between home
and work, and to separate private and public. The formal is achieved by the separate building, divided naturally by the existing sandstone rock cliff formation on site. Separation between private and public is achieved on entry; though sharing a common driveway entry, private residence is accessed via a retractable bridge extending over the flower bed surrounding the drop off area. This can be withdraw when a clear distinction between private and public need to be defined, such as when a formal function is held.
Duality is portrayed in the building form, with two similar but contrasting building form; essentially a
single storey development, on top of a hill and supported by columns that touches the ground; with
the ‘public house’ the building edge tapers out from the floors, creating a feeling of expansion, this
contrast with the ‘private house’ that tapers from the roof line, creating a pitch roof edge profile and
deep veranda commonly used in Australian vernacular architecture.