The Premaydena house sits on a low podium on a largely wooded site. Lightness, simple modular proportions, screening and layering - inspires the house. To address the issue of cold, salty wind, the house is ‘a box within a box’; to address the clients’ request for two bedrooms and ensuites, separated from the living area, the house is ‘a box beside a box’.
The house is highly visible due to its external orange metal panels, matched to the lichen ubiquitous to local beaches. The panels slide open to reveal a two-stage, private core. First, they enclose a verandah, which excludes summer sun, wind and salt moisture.