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.