Envelop House resonates with calm and meditative white spatial materiality cocooned between Blackbutt timber floor and ceiling and feature curved corners, enveloping the senses. The new interior layout mimics the glass courtyard curved wall with an opposing curved white wall, allowing nuance to the unusually diagonally dispersed spatial relationship of living and kitchen/dining areas. Excellence is achieved through this spatial clarity and rigorous reductive detailing. White walls, joinery and doors provide clarity and spatial expansion; light grey stone to the kitchen adds richness and reinforces the spatially meditative atmosphere. Furniture with curved or radius elements is selected in timber or colours to complement the blue-green courtyard landscape hues, with locally designed sofa and occasional tables, rugs and other soft furnishings that create a light warm feel and encourage the flow of space. Lamps and pendant lights are circular, and dimmable recessed light fittings are visually subtle and provide controlled lighting. The generous ceiling height is maintained in the new areas and interior and exterior are integrated by high levels of natural light, large slide-away glazed doors and continuity of the materials. Finally, finger tiled curved corners provide intimacy to bathrooms and laundry, and curved-corner skylight-reveals envelop bathers in natural light.
- Location; Middle Park
- Site Area; 233m2
- Year; 2021
- Awards; Shortlisted in IDEA Awards 2021, Finalist in Trends International Design Awards – Homes – Architect 2021 and Trends International Design Awards – Bathroom – Architect 2021