Challenge: Lookout Home
Architects: Room 11
Dwelling: Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia
Pictures by: Ben Hosking
Lookout Home by Room 11
The Lookout Home by the Australian studio Room 11 is a winning meld of two residence building typologies: the farmhouse and the courtyard condo. It is miles characterised by the three straight recognizable gabled steel roofs that are oriented against a descending hill, the ocean to the south and the Tasman island respectively. The entry wall is clad in cedar planks whereas the sliding barn door is kind of invisible within the facade. The two canopies possess the living areas wrapped in floor-to-ceiling glass panels that enable the areas to point out heart’s contents to the commence air. The smaller facet of the structure situates the bedrooms.
From the architects: “Positioned on a previously cleared deliver with views against Tasman Island and the Southern Ocean beyond, this mission takes the farmhouse typology and transforms it into a hybrid courtyard condo. Guests enter thru a covered threshold, experiencing views into the treed courtyard and the sea beyond, earlier than venturing into the main living condo where the elephantine panorama unfolds. Three gable roof extrusions clarify particular functions inner each with particular relationships to the courtyard and particular views to the surrounds. The extruded manufacture pushes beyond the building envelope providing covered commence air living areas.”