A living space project which called the River House is completed designed by the MCK Architects. This living space project is based in Sydney, Australia. The site of this beautiful living space is provided both the greatest opportunities and the largest constraints to the design. It is both step and awkwardly formed but it is also retains magnificent North facing panoramic views over the Lane Cove River. To gain an additional footprint space, the air-space is therefore utilized to achieve it. It is also to create a floating datum which is effectively the street level ground floor plane.
Which is over the datum itself, it is duplicated as a ‘lid’; hence the two floating parallel floor plates which is proudly cantilever over the existing castle-esque sandstone basement walls. From the river side, the first floor shingle box remains largely recessive. Upon the entry side, the generous circulation zones greet the user.
The circulation zones is separated from the main living zone by a wedge-shaped joinery box which is floating in plan like an island, and thus it is heighten the experience of the journey through the space. With the kitchen as the fulcrum, the main living zone is a bent tube shaped form. Significant views can be obtained of the local natural precinct from this space. The living space itself is relates to its rectilinear suburban context at its street edge, and it is more natural contours and organic lines on the non-street side. It is here primarily which the living space is reflecting it is greatest influence: the river
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Photography by Steve Back