Devonport (2015) > Design
Designed for a young couple, the brief was to be modern and functional. The owner/builder has experience in concrete tilt-up concrete slabs and was interested in introducing concrete wall construction into the design of his new home. The house was designed around an existing cut in the topography, separating the master bedroom by the split level. A half height wall housing the wood fire separates the workings of the kitchen and dining room from the lounge room which also introduces a raked ceiling. Clerestory windows in the lounge room allow maximum solar gain to reach the thermal mass of the concrete wall, acting to passively heat the house throughout winter.