australia

Orama, Sydney by Smart Design Studio

The transformation of ‘Orama’, a gracious Victorian villa in Sydney’s Woollahra, involved the renovation and extension of an historic house. Smart Design Studio‘s brief was to enhance and expand the building to create a deeply comfortable family home, and make a setting for the client’s incredible art collection

Source: http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/orama-residence-in-sydneys-woollahra-by-smart-design-studio/

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The CLIFF HOUSE, Australia WOW ! by Modscape

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In response to a number of clients seeking options for living on extreme coastal plots, Australian prefab architecture firm Modscape created the Cliff House, a design concept for a home that extends precariously from the side of a cliff. Inspired by the way barnacles hang on to a ship’s hull, the Cliff House clings to the cliff’s edge, providing a thrilling view of the surrounding landscape and ocean waters.

The innovative, five-story home takes advantage of modular design and prefabrication techniques to deliver a series of modules stacked vertically on top of each other, attached to the cliff using engineered steel pins. Residents enter at the top floor, then descend to each level via a lift. A barbecue and jacuzzi area at the bottom floor provides an immediate connection with the sea, further emphasizing the Cliff House’s unique design as a natural extension of the cliff.

Modular House Design Concept Clings to the Side of a Cliff
Posted by Jenny Zhang via mymodernmet.com