Shenton Park House

With the requirement to house a family of 5 whilst achieving a large outdoor living space and pool on a 330sqm site, we approached the project as more of a vertical than horizontal composition of spaces. This allowed us to place part of the home underground which achieved improved thermal performance and intimacy whilst achieving the street appearance of a single level home. Covered outdoor space was also a requirement so the upper level was used as a shelter for the sunken outdoor living space. The lower level is a mainly open space of exposed raw concrete structure mixed with American Oak panelling and storage walls. The upper level takes on a more enclosed, private feel with timber detailing and simple white plaster surfaces. Green views have been achieved from all areas.