* Residential Architecture: Boustred House by Ian Moore Architects
Posted by the editors on Thursday, 27 September 2012
Residential Architecture: Boustred House by Ian Moore Architects: “..nestled into a north-facing cliff in mosman, australia, the ‘boustred house’ by australian practice ian moore architects overlooks sydney‘s middle harbour towards the spit bridge and clontarf. the front door is accessed from the street by a pedestrian bridge positioned at the second floor. inside, inhabitants are welcomed with a stairway which descends the site to link the three storeys. a strip of glass skylights divide the home into two massings. northern volumes contains the living areas and bedrooms while the bathrooms, study and service areas are pushed along the southern boundary into an enclosed block..orienting views towards the backyard pool and northern panoramic vista, the rear facade expresses these volumes with stacked cantilevered roofs while a line of vertical fins support them along the western elevation, spanning the height of the ground level terrace and first floor balcony. the cement exterior is complimented with light bronze aluminum windows, sliding doors and external sun control louvers. a crisp palette of oak framed doorways and travertine floors unify the interior..the residence is shortlisted for the villa category of the 2012 world architecture festival..” Modest street facade; extensive glazing, abundant natural light, views; luxurious details..
image: © daniel mayne; article: Designboom