WA Architecture Awards: Karri Loop House.
Architecture Practice : MORQ
- RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE – HOUSES: Commendation.
- SUSTAINABLE: Shortlisted.
“Since the very beginning we were inspired by the majestic presence of trees found on site and intrigued by the quality of the light reflected on their bark and filtered through their intricate canopies.
Following our main philosophical position, whereby a good project consists of a poetic interpretation of an existing condition, we opposed the cutting of the trees to allow for a conventional family house, as firstly envisaged by the clients, and proposed a design to retain them.
We designed the house for family life to simply unfold between and around those old, magnificent trees. As a result, the house bridges in between the tree-trunks, and its outline defines two open courtyards of irregular shape that embrace the trees and the surrounding landscape.
A tall window in the dining area and a periscope-like skillion in the master bedroom celebrate the presence of the trees from within the house, framing views of both foliage and peeling trunks in the golden afternoon light.
We aimed to create a space that is open to the surrounding landscape, but intimate at the same time”.
Karri Loop House Architecture Practice : MORQ