Rose Bay Apartments
The garden homes are nestled into the gently sloping landscape of the site. Each level of these individual houses opens onto terraces courtyards and gardens and is entered through a gazebo-like entrance conservatory that gives views over the garden to the bay. The houses are deeply nestled into the landscape to give sheltering and insulated rooms characterised through their garden setting. The materials of these homes, stone, terracotta, masonry emphasise this relationship to the landscape while the large glazed doors and windows open to the view and fresh air.
The pavilion apartments are created within a timber pavilion that seems to ‘float’ over the landscape. This carefully proportioned pavilion in grey timber is inspired by waterfront structures and wharfs in ironbark and boards. It is almost as if the pavilion could have floated up from the bay to hover over the sandstone terraces and courtyards of the site. Automated louvres, sun screens and large operable glazing make this a sophisticated pavilion structure able to respond to the outside climate and the climatic preferences of the occupants inside.