Initial concept model of architectural strategy from precedent study. Room sizes and proportions were estimated based on the program of the double house, and various configurations were experimented with. This led to the final organisation of spaces within the house for both clients.
Panel 1 - The development of the precedent study in the last two projects, showing which aspects led to adopting an architectural strategy as a starting point in the design of the double house.
Panel 2 - Images of the massing model in the 1:500 site model. These show the house in the broader context of Potts Point. They show the density of the area, and how the house responds to the restrictions of the adjacent buildings.
Panel 3: Plans and sections of the house at 1:100
1:100 model including adjacent buildings, footpath and part of Victoria St.
The model shows the general form of the double house with openings, the central shared garden and art display space, and relationship to the site in general. The landscape was intended to be intertwined with the house to create a strong connection with nature despite the somewhat introvertedness of the house itself. This builds on Loos' idea of private, introverted domestic life in Villa Muller, however integrates the landscape to open up the central axis of the house.