The design narrative for this Para 55 house celebrates the principal defining characteristic of the site, a semi-circular lens shaped former quarry.
The location of the 770m² dwelling continues and completes the circle, naturally containing a more controlled garden. The natural character of the landscape outside the quarry is left to naturalise, creating a contrast between these landscaped spaces.
The curving form of the dwelling enjoys wide views across the diverse landscape & has been optimised to capture south facing solar gains. The north side of the house is articulated & angled to shield itself from the noise of a distant motorway and as with many of our projects, the entrance sequence becomes a series of conceal & reveal experiences, slowly uncovering one unexpected surprise after another.