A series of linked ‘pavilions’ open to northern courtyards and elevated terraces, which step down the steep site. This approach provided the much needed outdoor space at the living level and bedroom levels, whilst also avoiding the long single stair run that typically connects disparate living and garden areas of steeply sloped sites.
Voids, skylights, and floating ceilings are employed to improve the sense of connection between the levels of the house and to frame vistas of the trees and garden outside.
Location: Bellevue Hill, NSW
Design Team: Michael MacCormick, Shahe Simonian
Project Architects: Michael MacCormick & Andrew Hallihan
Structural Consultant: Partridge Partners
Landscape Architect: Jane Irwin Landscape Architects
Builder: F.S. Hough P/L
Photography: Adam Craven