the integration of a framework throughout the plan develops, its effects and function to each space become more clearly defined.
this framework houses functional zones of cooking and preparation, bathing and storage, as well as defining a variation of areas to sit, interact or relax.
this rigid framework established through all spaces is balanced with the fluidity of raw timbers, leather, linen and soft lighting, to distinguish the experience of the farmhouse.
this experiential design exemplifies the owners’ awareness of their location and surroundings, in stark contrast to their urban home, through not only the spatial qualities but the tactility of the internal environment.
while fluid spaces are needed for when large family groups stay here together, the existing oversized spaces required delineation and a sense of scale.
by establishing a series of frameworks through the plan, not only is the functional efficiency increased but internal views and connection are maintained, while external views are further defined.
within the building fabric of an existing farmhouse, we begin work to the interior architecture of this residence in strath creek.
visually isolated from its neighbours, with expansive views from all aspects, the house is sheltered within a unique valley surrounded by spectacular terrain. the landscape is dotted with black cattle, yellow moss to the trees and, when we commence design, expanses of daffodils.
these yellow and black highlights within the natural backdrop give immediate direction for our design approach.