A Modern Depth of Texture
WA Architecture Awards: Riverview Street Residence.
Architecture Practice : Hillam Architects.
RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE – HOUSES: Shortlist.
“Located on a corner lot in South Perth, this residence maximizes the northern aspect and captures views to the river and city beyond.
While the sloping site was challenging, it provided an opportunity for the house to be stepped over three levels, allowing the living areas to engage with the street.
The main living and entertainment areas, however, are located on the first floor, and open onto a large terrace which functions as an outdoor living room. Expansive glazing to the north not only facilitates good solar design, it also provides views of the river through the tree canopy to the west. A central light-filled gallery space defines the entrance while also separating the two distinct ‘private and public’ levels.
Uncompromisingly modern, the project is enriched by travertine, recycled timbers and marble, which are used throughout and create a depth of textural finishes that contrast with the simplicity of the modern design. The home has efficient cross ventilation via automated window awnings which provide a high level of thermal comfort and ensure maximum opportunities to take advantage of the outdoor lifestyle”.
The project was built by Humphrey Homes, who embraced the quality of workmanship and attention to detail required”.
Architecture Practice: Hillam Architects.
Builder – Humphrey Homes
Photographer: Ron Tan