Ribbon House

A site at the City fringe, a redevelopment of disused industrial land, beautifully oriented north, and overlooking a perfect circular body of water.

Approach to the home punctuates the elbow of a service laneway with visual life, leading to the mid level entry. Linear planning to this primary living space arranges forms around a chiselled out breezeway adjacent the vertical circulation core, connecting the levels and acting as a light well to central spaces. Daylight as a single feature sets the tone of this home, constantly changing the warmth and appearance of the luxurious materials and planes within.

The circular form of the water unfurls playfully into the lakeside elevation, defining interlocking volumes, where the cantilevered glass living room block projects out dramatically over the landscape to become an open verandah and engage the water. Private functions, such as bedrooms are tucked around the garden spaces on the ground floor.

Completed 2007

2008 RAIA WA Chapter Commendation - Single Residential Award