Torquay house – Wolveridge Architects

Inspiration this week has been the discovery of the Torquay House by Wolveridge Architects. I like my espresso architecture strong, but with a generous spoonful of sensitivity to light, materials, details and texture as well as sprinkle of surprise.

Fine detailing is the absolute key to this style of building and this is no exception. There’s no point building a box if you are not going to pay attention to the corners, the framing, the materials – every move counts. The context for this building is a harsh coastal enviroment in Australia with strong sun, so the batterns serve to filter the light, and the form provides small sheltered courtyards in between the building volumes.

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Credits

Arch Daily – the Torquay House, Wolveridge Architects

With many thanks to Derek Swalwell – photographer – Amazing pictures!

Architects – Wolveridge Architects – – Amazing architecture!

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