3 dimensional brickwork wall creating depth through shadows.
A 3-dimensional, faceted glass façade, combining hand slumped glass, textured and flat colour back triangular panels, fronts the street. With the house facing east, the jewel façade naturally glistens with morning sun, the shapes are exaggerated by shadow and the texture of the glass panels.
Hand slumped glass diamonds transform at night with back-lit lighting.
"A home oozing of opulence, Sorrento House utilises a unique curved ceiling which turns a luxurious home into an architectural marvel " (Sculptform)
This interlocking screen was designed to shield a powder room entrance from the adjoining living spaces. The ribbon shapes create a play of light and shadow, providing interest and focus in the otherwise monochromatic colour scheme of this home.
Beautiful warmth from the natural tones of the feature dry stone wall.
"The framed, cantilevered façade has been formed by thousands of vertically laminated sheets of glass. The result is an abstract botanical frozen waterfall. The entire wall responds internally to the ever changing external light conditions."
21st Century Architecture Designer Houses (edited by Mark Cleary, Images Publishing)
The bay and Sandringham Yacht Club, opposite the house, provided inspiration for several elements of the townhouse… Curves both inside and out reference many nautical themes: waves, sails, the hull of a yacht and so on. The dramatic exterior is finished in Alucobond (Indiana Copper) which contrasts well with the bluestone in the property’s fence.
Luxury with a twist (Kerrie O’Brien, The Age)
Non-commercial timber, found as fallen trees, is used for joinery components. Here we have used Coobah. The trunks are then dried and sawn into slab 6mm thick and stored in sequence as cut from the tree. They are then sanded down to 2.5mm panels that are strategically laid over the relevant joinery. Works are complete by a major craftsperson whom we work very closely with.