Beach House / DX Architects
17:00 – 17 May, 2017
DX Architects Blairgowrie Beach House has been featured on ArchDaily ‘the worlds most visited website’ 17th May 2017 titled ‘Beach House / DX Architects’ by Fernanda Castro
From the architect. The Blairgowrie Beach House on the Mornington Peninsula retained and altered the rear proportion of the existing residential building and expanded the dwelling forward on a steeply sloped site to accommodate additional living and sleeping areas.
Manipulations of the building form were employed to address the access disconnect and setup a conceptual framework where we continued our practices interest in spatial division patterns.
The new first floor incorporates a large cantilevered metal clad form which created a covered area for car parking, and was counteracted with concrete rendered vertical walls which pushed out to level out the land. Continuing formal manipulations, the metal clad form had volumes carved out to incorporate a balcony space, and a feature vertical window to illuminate at night and interact with the public realm when the house is being occupied.