BAYVIEW HOUSE BY G. T. ARCHITECTS
Gartner Trovato Architects have recently completed the Bayview House in NSW, Australia. This house is I think best for sloping ground specially on mountain parts. What is good about this design is that it is applicable as a typical house with its modern look. The railings on the sliding whole length windows are use as barriers for safety. Done for both aesthetics, air flow and safety as well. Sometimes what is wrong with nowadays designs are used with unopenable large windows without consideration for airflow and safety just so that their design would look good.
The dwelling presents as a single low scale building to the street, with the remaining floors below. The house is distributed over 3 floors with the main circulation space working along the south of the house as the main circulation spine. The different levels are connected by 2 of flights of stairs and voids that overlap to enhance the sense of space.
The upper floor contains the main living spaces including kitchen, dining and living areas, as well as a bar/cellar, powder room and access to 3 outdoor living spaces. The kitchen opens up via a servery to them main outdoor living terrace on the western side of the house that incorporates a louvred roof for use in poor weather. The upper level also has garaging for 3 spaces and incorporates a storage area.
The middle floor contains master suite. Guest rooms and artist studio with access to an external terrace for reflection and workspace for the artist. The lower floor contains bedrooms, media room and utility spaces. Check contemporist for more details.