House and Cottage

The most brutal house we wrote about

Is it possible to inscribe a house in the surrounding nature so,so that the building literally merged with the landscape? How to keep sunlight in the interiors for the whole day? You probably want to borrow some techniques, which we will talk about in this article. This house is full of space, it is dominated by clear lines, air and ocean. The house is one with an eternal rock. It is modern, strict, characteristic and completely male. This is the Clovelly house in Sydney, Australia. Originally designers Rolf Ockert Design, towhich the owners of the dilapidated old house turned to, thought about offering them another project. Several sketches were created at the same time, but due to the peculiarities of the relief and nearby buildings, it was necessary to move away from the initial ideas and stop at a completely unusual, but all-inclusive version. year, what else to say! As you know, Sydney and its surroundings are constantlywind blown from the Pacific Ocean. That is why when building a house it was decided to abandon the opening windows. They were replaced by a panoramic wall made of durable double glass, through which. Another problem that has been resolvedarchitects from Rolf Ockert Design, had two dwelling houses. When building a house it was important not to make it too high to not cover the view for other residents. And still it was necessary somehow to protect private life of owners of the house Clovelly. The solution was the erection and absence of windows, which, as we have said, are plenty on the ocean side. And the unusual shape of the roof helped solve the problem of insolation of premises. Rolf Ockert (Rolf Ockert) Designer and architectfrom Germany. He graduated from the University of Stuttgart, became famous even during the practice. Rolf is a member of the Australian Institute of Architects and the Council of Architects in New South Wales. His company Rolf Ockert Design was opened in 2004 and in a short period of time gathered a very solid portfolio. The company's work can be found throughout Australia, as well as in Europe and America. rodesign.com.au In general, the Clovelly architecture is the perfect combination of concrete and glass. The choice of materials for construction was determined by the following factors: it was important that they could withstand the aggressive influence of the environment, aesthetically fit the natural conditions and harmonize with the color and shape of the rock. As a result, the choice fell on gray concrete and clear glass, which formed a duet, contrasting with red rocks and blue sky. Of course, not without the use of metal and wood. If we talk about the interior, then he, like everything elseThe building is designed in hard stile style. The main materials are glass, concrete, metal, granite and oiled wood. As a result, the atmosphere in the house is dominated by the masculine - there is nothing superfluous, there is nothing unreliable. Everything is in its place, everything is exactly as it should be. And even the bright accents in the form of yellow chairs at the dining table, the yellow sofa in the living room, the striped chair in the reading area and the terracotta headboard at the bed in the bedroom only emphasize the brutality and modernity of this house. The main idea of ​​the structure is a constant play of light and shadow. Throughout the day, as the sun makes its way across the sky, the shape of the house changes contours, breaking light, forming new lines and highlighting details. The main living area is located on the firstlevel, where there is a swimming pool. But the second floor is given for the bedrooms. In addition, the building has a kitchen with a kitchen island, which is a continuation of the concrete wall. It is worth noting that the house is devoid of air conditioning. According to the idea of ​​designers, they were replaced by natural ventilation from special air vents and sliding frames. All rooms, including a spacious bathroom,have an open view of the Pacific Ocean, but they are completely isolated from the extraneous views of neighbors. Therefore, owners can enjoy a wonderful view, sitting in the living room or at the dining table, while in their own bedroom or taking a bath. The performance of this house impresses with itsoriginality, modernity and reflection of a masculine character. The freedom of the wind, the strength of the ocean and the strength of the rock merged into this project, which took its rightful place in the portfolio of the architectural agency Rolf Ockert Design. homedsgn.com; rodesign.com.au; Photo by Sharrin Rees

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