Chauvel house

This is the Chauvel hose in cottesloe by Donaldson and Warn in the early 90s. One of their most importnat establishing projects and done in an exciting time of a new wave of intellectual architecture crossing the country, centred around transition. Very well executed refined dwelling, with a great use of concrete blocks and contrasting timber framed areas.  Its a house that actively engages with the street and is a great mix of details, that creates a house that operates just outside the fringe of the norm. Some askew angles and austere, closed stair well, contrasting with the adjoining open, large glazed living area, just some parts of this house that are exceptionally interesting and finely resolved. Amongst the great pieces of west australian residential design.

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One response to “Chauvel house

  1. With most architecture going commercial , residential architecture may have lost its significance especially with smaller projects.This is some good work .Hope to see more of this .

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