The prominent site on the tip of the bay head of Bondi Beach is truly unique and inspiring; all our investigations indicated that a house constructed of shipping containers on this site needed to be iconic and as intrinsically valuable as a light house. A beacon of eco-friendly architecture. Using the conceptual notion of reduction, an imaginary tower of "Jenga" like blocks is reduced to the essential living quarters of the house. We sort to minimize the buildings foot print on the site allowing it, with some encouragement, to revert to it's cliff top ecology, the gardens of the house are on its terraces and roof tops, in homage to of Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye.
The shipping containers are stacked perpendicular to each other as they rise to form a tower, views shift as the apertures are realigned in contrary directions and breezes are captured. The stair rise from the entry container, which accommodates a porch and study overlooking the bay, through the guest quarters and pool deck, to the living room floor with panoramic views of the bay and ocean, then on up to the master bedroom suite and green roof terrace. Recognition that the house is constructed from shipping containers is essential to the design, so windows are limited to the ends of the the containers and where no windows are required the cargo doors are maintained, this allows each floor to have its own perspective on the surrounding dynamic landscape.