Design a small guest house, and large main house on a vacant site with ocean views.
Once designed, this project will be built in 2 phases:
- Phase A: Build a small house (A) to be used as a high-class vacation rental cabin. This will be built first and must be less than 60 m2 internal
- Phase B: Build a large main house (B) to be used as a high-class family rental home, 3-4 bedrooms, 2 storeys.
Houses A and B should be physically connected (covered walkway, through garage etc) and if necessary can share external spaces such as the deck, but should be able to function as separate homes. Both should maximise views to the ocean, and minimise views to neighbouring houses and street lamps to increase the feeling of seclusion. Earthworks or pole construction can be used to improve views however a 7.5m height restriction applies. Rooftop terraces or balconies are desired to maximise ocean views within the height restriction. Homes A and B should be designed with a similar style and compatible materials. Outdoor living areas should be sheltered from strong SW winds.
Design work required: site plan, plan drawings, elevations, perspectives where appropriate, and a landscape plan if possible
Documentation in metric units if possible
Located in Dunsborough Western Australia
Ocean views toward ESE (azimuth 110 deg)
5 m fall from NW to SE in building envelope
Strong winds from SW
Driveway can be constructed anywhere along road frontage
Annual rainfall of 800 mm
Temperatures range from 5 degC to 40 degC
HOUSE A DETAILS:
House A will be used as a high-class holiday rental cabin. It should appeal to couples seeking a weekend retreat or individuals looking for a secluded location to work. The building should therefore feel spacious, high-class, modern, and relaxing. The interior and exterior living spaces should connect seamlessly. When House B is constructed, House A will be used as a guest house or studio retreat.
REQUIREMENTS FOR HOUSE A:
- Internal ground floor area less than 60m2
- 20m2 elevated loft for storage or second bedroom
- 1 bedroom with king bed
- 1 bathroom with double shower (toilet can be in bathroom or separate)
- Large outdoor deck with 8-10 seat dining table (partially or fully covered)
- Open plan living area
- Internal fireplace
- Maximise storage spaces where possible
- Rooftop terrace accessible from inside or outside
- Air conditioning
Desired but not mandatory:
- Outdoor shower
- Small undercover garage
- Outdoor fireplace / fire pit
HOUSE B DETAILS:
In the future, a larger 2-storey main house is required. This will be used as a high-end rental home and should appeal to moderate sized families, or multiple couples looking for a weekend retreat. It should include a 3-4 bedrooms, 2-3 bathrooms, home office, open plan kitchen and dining, balconies and rooftop terrace to maximise views. Communal areas should have preference for best views.
A large 2 car garage plus a 40-60 m2 shed should be included.
I prefer minimal, open plan design, with lots of light. Windows should capture views to ocean and forest. Preference for natural materials and colours. Timber, stone, glass, and polished concrete floors are desirable. Rammed earth or straw-bale walls, and steel beams are ok.
Energy efficient design such as passive solar, rainwater collection, etc. will be viewed favourably
I dislike circles, curves, and high pitched roofs.
- Maximum of 50% of the overall footprint (including Home A, and garage) can be second-storey.
- Height restriction of 7.5m
- House A less than 60m2