Sunken into the ground, this home is an ode to simplicity, materiality and proportion, sheltering the occupants from the elements.
Situated opposite the dunes in Prevelly, the in Margret River region of WA renowned for its surf breaks, the Maslin Residence utilizes a simple materiality and form to both shelter, or expose, its occupants from the elements.
The residence is divided into two linear ‘wings,’ joined by a central galley kitchen. The linear forms allow optimal solar orientation to every habitable room in the residence, whilst also creating cross ventilation. The central courtyard is thus sheltered, a break from the winds, as well as creating a more defined outdoor spaces, allowing the perimeter of the site to be dedicated to native planting.
The residence is composed of perimeter bagged brick walls, which are exposed inside and out, the creating a grounded, tactile texture to the residence throughout. This heavy materiality also acts as a necessary fire break, the area being a significant fire risk, whilst offering significant thermal mass and high energy efficiency credentials.
There are no downpipes on the property, instead the property sheds water into the ground into a significant soakwell system, ensuring no water egress through the roof even in the worst of storm events.
All windows and doors are double glazed uPVC section for energy efficiency benefits, with their forms specifically designed for maximum external reveal and considered proportions, defining the minimalist aesthetic.
The result is an easy maintenance, future proofed home designed for temporary occupation, and the ability for a permanent sea-change.
Prevelly, Western Australia
180m2 exc. Carport
Green Construct PTY LTD