Florence Street

Florence Street

Architect
Klopper & Davis Architects
Location
Perth WA, Australia | View Map
Project Year
2013
Category
Private Houses
Jody D'arcy
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Interior lightingTom Dixon
Quartz surfaceBernini Stone
Bathroom utillitiesDevSpec
PaintDulux Australia
PaintLAMINEX
Kitchen utilitiesNeff

Product Spec Sheet
Interior lighting
Quartz surface
Bathroom utillities
by DevSpec
Paint
Paint
by LAMINEX
Kitchen utilities
by Neff

Florence Street

Klopper & Davis Architects as Architects

A family approached us to select a site for their inner-city home. Its long side faces north and abuts a heritage semi-detached creating an opportunity to maintain access to north light.

The design is a marriage of utilitarian functionalism with tongue-in-cheek playfulness. The planning of the building is simplistic and efficient. Materials selected are honest and expressed genuinely. The spaces address the light and the outdoor areas and each of the four bedrooms has its own unique urban aspect. A long lap-pool inhabits the space between the house and its neighbour and brings reflected diffuse light into the home and creates a sense of separation.

A recurring theme for the building and for which the building has become somewhat known is the inclusion of repeating space invader sprite from the 80’s computer game. I liked the idea of connecting the element of the brick to the pixel of computer design and explored this simplistically in this building. The clients’ are kids of the eighties and enjoy the reference.

The building is a tight infill project that makes the most of a small site and celebrates its materials and the urban environment it inhabits in an honest and playful way.

 

Material Used :
1. Facade cladding: Common bricks painted &Fibre Cement Cladding Painted.
2. Flooring: Polished Concrete in ‘Charcoal’ , Boralstone
3. Doors: Caparal Aluminium Anodised.Anodisers WA ‘Medallion Bronze’
4. Windows: Caparal Aluminium Anodised.Anodisers WA ‘Medallion Bronze’
5. Roofing: Metal roof sheeting
6. Interior lighting: Decode “Heavy Light Pendant” in Dark concrete, Tom Dixon replica “Void” in gold, Cage 2 pendant light in orange 

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