Here is a contemporary home that manages to impress due to its elegance and soberness. The Clovelly Residence comes from Tzannes Associates and is located in Sydney, Australia, within a natural cliff setting.
Architects: Tzannes Associates – http://www.tzannes.com.au/
Location: Sydney, Australia
Photographer: Steve Back – http://www.steveback.com.au/
The architects stated that “the residence forms a L-shape to create a protected enclave and to maximize solar access, natural ventilation and aspect as well as utilizing energy efficiency by including 3 water tanks, reverse brick veneer walls, sun control louvers and shutters, natural ventilation, hot water solar panels and photo-voltaic cells.”
The robust materials compliment the natural cliff reserve setting, with the restricted material palette continuing through to the interior. Polished concrete floors turn up to form the monolithic kitchen island bench which accommodates a cooking range, commensurate with the clients love for food. Internal timber joinery and wall linings utilize the same external timber species, tallow wood.
[Via - Contemporist.com]