The Naremburn House is a robust contemporary home that embraces longevity through form, material, and experience. Accompanied by a pool and integrated landscaping, the dwelling balances the accommodation demands typical of the typology with a sensibility beyond the everyday – to become a place in which to reflect and respond to the demands of life.
The project design opportunities were significantly defined by planning, heritage, and architectonic criteria generated by the site, context, and brief. Key to the design is the deployment of a refined material and color palette across the counterbalanced volumes and folded surfaces that create the dwelling’s distinct external form and interior spaces.
Asymmetry and subtle spatial manipulations ensure that scale and proportion are intrinsic to the design from the front door and entry, through to the open living spaces, pool and garden areas, and upstairs to the sleeping quarters. Simple monochromatic pairings are offset by sleek fixtures and fittings in the kitchen, powder room, bathroom and en suite, with timber joinery elements to contrast. Further, the design focus on light and shadow is assisted by a range of select lighting solutions integral to those rooms with raking ceilings.
Overall, the flow of the spatial experience is consistently augmented through visual and tactile detailing - from the subtle lines of LED strip lights and aluminum bars embedded in the polished concrete floors to the centerpiece of the dwelling – the De-Form Wall, a digitally fabricated Corian panel installation. The De-Form Wall pursued an innovative prototyping, design, and production process where context based toolpath arrangements and custom tools produced material effects then reviewed in a design feedback loop. Catalyzed by the feedback process, the custom designed cantilevering steel and timber stairway design responded accordingly, with its highly detailed structural glass balustrade providing clarity and light to the heart of the dwelling.