Open House is an Australian house designed by Architects EAT. The internal planning strategies are devoted to the layering of spaces, and orchestrating the sequences in a mise-en-scene liked methodology.
Architects EAT have opened up the interior, got rid of the original rabbit warren internal walls, and starting from the dramatic suspended black raw steel staircase as the focal point upon entry (which leads to two children’s bedroom upstairs), the interior then unfolds from the living room, to the kitchen then to the courtyard and dining, then finally to the master bedroom and it’s private courtyard at the end.
The kitchen and dining open toward a north facing courtyard, with a double sliding doors that span over five meters, in a Japanese courtyard house like manner, where indoor and outdoor are seamlessly connected. The courtyard is fully decked with spotted gum, and it is decisively minimal and low maintenance, with only a single Japanese maple tree as its decoration.
The careful selection of raw and recycled material was based on complementary textures which shape and humanize the space in an innovative and sustainable fashion. Architect wanted the meticulous balance between scale and playfulness to be symbiotic while allowing the integrity of each material to remain evident in the final result.
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Architect: Architects EAT | http://www.eatas.com.au/newsite/index.html
Structural Engineer: R. Bliem and Associates Pty Ltd
Building Surveyor: Building Strategies
Builder: Sargant Construction
Landscaper: Matt Ford – Landshapes
Photographer: James Coombe