The White Lookout / Biotope Architecture + Interiors
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Post-war Australian architecture in the 1960s was dominated by the Beachcomber, an cost-effective, open up prepare family property. In Tasmania, even so, it was a slightly distinctive tale. Although the houses ended up affected by the Beachcomber style, they have been designed with materials that suited the local weather, involving much more masonry than what was employed on the mainland. The White Lookout is an alterations and additions project for a professional couple and their growing family members influenced by the iconic Beachcomber and the magnificent spot with remarkable views of the Derwent River.
The present 1960’s property is substantially established back from the front boundary, resulting in a largely unusable and uncovered entrance garden. To solution this, we built the extension to the entrance yard applying a mixture of timber cladding and slatted screening, also adopting slatted fencing all-around the substantially necessary additional engage in and entertaining region for the family members.
The slatted screen to the new extension has a dual function: it screens the stairs and offers shade from the summer season sunlight to the newly extra bedroom, which opens out to jap h2o views and to the north for photo voltaic gain.
For the additions, our content palette inspiration arrived from the painted masonry, timber cladding and concrete stairs of the first house. The new bedroom, ensuite, garage and stair are infused with 1960’s and Beachcomber sensibilities, even though a parapet roof performs to maximise views and minimise the peak from the neighbouring houses.