"Shrouded House is, at its heart, a house for a maturing family, designed to accommodate the clients and their teenage children in multiple modes of occupation – as individuals, as a family unit, or with extended family and friends – with equal ease"
- Simon
"The house continues BKKs investigations in spatial syntax. Our designs prioritise liveability and the space ‘between’ rather than ‘architecture as object’"
- BKK Architects
"The considered manipulation of boundaries creates a dynamism that both energises and prioritises use"
- Simon
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Shrouded House

Shrouded House

Street activation through the quintessentially domestic veggie patch...

Shrouded House is, at its heart, a house for a maturing family, designed to accommodate the clients and their teenage children in multiple modes of occupation – as individuals, as a family unit, or with extended family and friends – with equal ease.

 

The house continues BKKs investigations in spatial syntax. Our designs prioritise liveability and the space ‘between’ rather than ‘architecture as object’. The intersection of landscape and built form are of high importance, the careful design of which, facilitates a seamless flow of space and human interaction between inside and out. The considered manipulation of boundaries creates a dynamism that both energises and prioritises use. The new house has the same internal area as its predecessor (a Californian bungalow), but occupies half the site area allowing for greater utilisation of outdoor space and new solar orientation to all living spaces.

For

Private

Sector

Residential

Status

Completed

Year

2016 – 2017

Location

Armadale, Vic, Australia

Photographer

Peter Bennetts

Selected Awards

2018 AIA Victorian Architecture Award, Shortlisted, Residential New
2018 IDEA Awards, Shortlisted, Single Residential
2018 Australian Timber Awards, Finalist, Residential Class 1 - New Building,