The client's brief called for a home whose form and style combined to create a distinctive and contemporary beach house whilst maintaining the visual harmony of the street. Aesthetically, the design contains references to contemporary ‘Mediterranean’ architecture. Interlocking rectilinear forms, clean definitive lines with articulated facades broken up by feature screens and a simple palette of materials provides an interesting and diverse building. The scheme was developed around maximising panoramic views of the ocean to the west, with the internal planning taking into consideration the connection between these views and family living spaces that are situated at the front and the rear of the property. The edge treatment of the cantilevering west-facing deck and mainsuite daybed window literally frames these views.
My role in this project was that of project leader and began upon the signing of the Client Architect Agreement. My breadth of experience gained in this autonomous role included site analysis, schematic design, design development and presentation drawings, documentation, specification production, interior cabinetry design, materials selections, liaising and managing of consultants throughout construction and developing a close relationship with the client.
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