House Clovelly, Ocean StModern Exterior, Melbourne
House Clovelly is a High end house overlooking the ocean in Sydney. It was designed to be partially manufactured in a factory and assembled on site. This achieved massive cost and time savings and a high quality finish.
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2. Garden element This garage sits very close to the street frontage where the public interface is very important. The facade of this home could have easily been dominated by an alternative selected garage door, creating a perception that the architects may have not necessarily wanted. The architects softened this public interface by cladding the door with vertical timber battens that appear to be fence-like in their repetition, like the adjacent garden gates. The design of the garage door becomes part of the overall garden design and is read as a garden element and not an architectural feature of the house.
9. Standout materialA timber garage door adds real impact to this otherwise minimalist box-style house. Evoking a warm tropical feel, the door’s thin wooden slats pay homage to a bamboo fence. As a bonus, the honeyed tones of the timber soften the stark grey and white exterior.
Three rectangular forms are stacked on top of each other here, each defined by colour and material: a rich wooden garage door, a white volume and a dark grey volume with vertical texture. On the second and third levels, expansive glass panes are inset from the edge of the box volumes, allowing for both light and shade – ideal for beachside living.