LL House – Streamlined Inside & Out
WA Architecture Awards: LL House
Architecture Practice: Sam Teoh Architects
RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE – HOUSES: Shortlisted
“The floating steps, elevated entry bridge, cantilevered aluminium façade juxtapose with the falling lawn to create a contemporary clean and crisp street façade with clear direction and street presence.
The floating steps and entry bridge un-mistakenly announces the entrance, leading to the front door. The entry foyer opens into the open plan living, dining, kitchen with north and east aspect, overlooking the pool and garden. The parent’s area on this level is located discretely to the west.
Stairs behind a floating wall leads to the lower level housing the children’s bedrooms, services and lower living area. The lower living area opens into the outdoor alfresco, seamlessly expanding to a large entertainment area. The pool and garden completes the outdoor living area.
A limited material and colour palette maintains simplicity, controlled cost, allowing individual materials to shine, prescribing to the less is more principle. Colours and materials flow from outside to inside creating continuity between inside and outside. The site is bounded by 6 adjoining properties, albeit two blocks across the ROW, never-the- less creating privacy and overlooking issues. Careful planning of outdoor spaces and strategically located walls and openings have allowed for private spaces on a seemingly difficult block”.