Simple but modern Waratah Bay Colorful Residence by Hayne Wadley Architecture

Simple but modern Waratah Bay Colorful Residence by Hayne Wadley Architecture

Architects: Hayne Wadley Architecture
Location: Waratah Bay, Victoria, Australia
Year: 2015
Photo courtesy: Rhiannon Slatter
Description:

“Located high above the township of Waratah Bay this house replaces a 1980s project home.

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The long low silhouette of the northern elevation greets visitors after the drive up from Waratah Avenue. A take on the modernist box with a strong roof line, highlight windows and relatively solid facade this elevation deliberately shields you from the dramatic view, leaving the reveal until you enter.

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In its wall of glazed bricks two tones have been used and a pattern created. An interpretation of M.C. Escher’s ‘Metamorphosis III’ triangles move from west to east beginning to transform as they reach the end.

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As you follow the building around the east and south these triangles transform into birds, flying up towards the living/dining. A metaphor for escape that is in keeping with the home’s purpose as a weekender.

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In contrast to this the living/dining pavilion is clad in black Silvertop Ash and sweeps up to the south, both leading you towards the view and creating a volume to match the grandness of the outlook. Viewed from the south it creates a house in two halves, living vs sleeping.

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Deliberately dark, to hide amongst the vegetation, this is a place to escape.”

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