Suncatcher House

The underlying principle behind the design of this house for a young family was to literally capture the sun on a site that is prominently oriented east-west.

The Suncatcher House is thus a response to a challenging site as well as the need to efficiently satisfy the needs of an energetic household. There are diverse and unique offerings of light throughout the home - via high windows filtering light into a raked volume deep in plan, dappled light through bamboo screening atop the pergola and patterned light through external breezeblock elements. These gestures leave the house with a light-filled airiness that is an unexpected outcome on the restrained suburban block. As this was the young families’ first home, the design needed to be cost efficient and as such light and spatial quality are prioritised over excess to achieve a humble house designed with the idea of quality over quantity.

Location
Casuarina, NSW

Completed
2017

Builder
Sanctuary 28

Photographer
© Andy Macpherson Studio

Location
Casuarina, NSW

Completed
2017

Builder
Sanctuary 28

Photographer
© Andy Macpherson Studio

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