Trial Bay house

Trial Bay

2010 AIA National Robin Boyd Award for Residential Architecture – Houses

The project involved  complete reorganization of an existing dwelling, and the addition of a new living room, verandah, courtyard and garage.

Located at Trial Bay overlooking the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, the ‘Channel Room’ as it is now called is like an abstraction of a cinematographer’s camera, whereby the apertures have been adjusted to subject, view, and light.

The new architecture departs from the existing ‘holes in walls’ masonry character by achieving the duality of being extroverted and open to the landscape, yet being solid, strong and robust.

An embedded idea is the creation of a pattern of continuous space and circulation, as a metaphor for the landscape itself.