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House for Tabletop

  • Completion 2018
  • Architecture Angus Munro, Adam Scott, Olivia Daw, Rachael Gwarro, Jessie Spresser, Alex Hipgrave
  • Structure Reid Consulting Engineers
  • Build Valdal Projects
  • Photography Andy MacPherson
  • Landscape Paul Bangay
  • Lighting Gray Light

The project strategy was to amplify experiences of the existing garden and distant bushland. The Paul garden design is based on a symmetrical and axial layout, offering retreat from the surrounding bushland. Traditionally a garden would be surrounded by a loggia, a covered edge space, between the protection of inside and wild exterior. The house is imagined as a loggia to the garden. The new house merges with the existing garden design, but is also the anti-thesis. The gardens are each designed around a focal point; they are autonomous and independent of the setting, while the house is outward looking without a central focal point, and has spaces that overlap and are not autonomous. The building is path of the garden. The walls could be understood as hedges, the ‘stairs’ as waterfalls, chandeliers as fountains, and artwork as flowering plants.

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