Casa_4 Room – A Space Specific & Flexible Home for Layered Living
Architecture & Design
Casa31_4 room house
Architect: Caroline Di Costa Architect and Iredale Pedersen Hook
The multi-award winning Casa31_4 room home is an elaborate house that offers a diversity which will continue to evolve as the owner’s family grows and changes.
Describe the essence of the project in 3 words?
Layered, Surprise and Delight.
What are your favourite features of the house?
The richness, variety and complexity of experience of space. It is dynamic and responsive to changing weather and seasonal patterns. It is flexible and allows us as the occupants room to grow and interpret ways of using spaces. It is playful and encourages our young children (2 ½ and 10 months) to engage with and discover their own ways of using and interpreting space. We find ourselves re-discovering our world through our children’s eyes….
Name the 5 elements that make this place memorable?
The room to the interior, the room to the garden, the room to the horizon, the room to the sky and space with a stage for community engagement.
The Casa31_4 room house has already picked up multiple awards: The Residential Best of Category Award: 2013 International Interior Design Association (IIDA) The Design Institute of Australia DIA (WA) 2013 Residential Award. It’s currently best of category in the 2013 Global Excellence Awards for Residential design. It’s currently short-listed for several other design awards including: WA Architecture Awards under ‘Interior’. The Australian Interior Design Awards (AIDA) 2014 for ‘Residential Design’.
All photos Peter Bennetts