The White Lookout / Biotope Architecture + Interiors
Text description delivered by the architects. Put up-war Australian architecture in the 1960s was dominated by the Beachcomber, an affordable, open up prepare household residence. In Tasmania, however, it was a slightly distinctive tale. Despite the fact that the homes have been affected by the Beachcomber fashion, they had been manufactured with elements that suited the weather, involving extra masonry than what was employed on the mainland. The White Lookout is an alterations and additions challenge for a skilled pair and their increasing household inspired by the iconic Beachcomber and the impressive locale with extraordinary sights of the Derwent River.
The present 1960’s house is significantly established back from the entrance boundary, ensuing in a mostly unusable and exposed entrance yard. To solution this, we developed the extension to the front lawn utilizing a mix of timber cladding and slatted screening, also adopting slatted fencing all around the a lot desired extra enjoy and entertaining spot for the family members.
The slatted display to the new extension has a dual objective: it screens the stairs and presents shade from the summer months sunlight to the freshly added bedroom, which opens out to eastern drinking water views and to the north for solar acquire.
For the additions, our substance palette inspiration arrived from the painted masonry, timber cladding and concrete stairs of the primary home. The new bed room, ensuite, garage and stair are infused with 1960’s and Beachcomber sensibilities, whilst a parapet roof functions to maximise views and minimise the top from the neighbouring properties.