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Architects: Seeley Architects
Location: Anglesea, Australia
Photography: © Shannon McGrath
The Ingoldsby House is a sensitive response to a coastal site requiring special consideration. The core idea for this house sprung from the piers that dot the coastal region of Victoria. The result is a building that utilizes a robust post and beam structure and explores the contrast between mass and void. The house is an extroverted form containing the living rooms and an introverted form containing bedrooms and bathrooms sitting over a partial basement.
024 The use of recycled timbers and long-lasting materials, the minimal destruction of vegetation, and the use of water storage tanks mitigate the impact of this new construction on the environment.
025 Angling the louvers up allows natural light into the house. Angling the louvers down helps bring the cool air in without letting in much light or giving up privacy.
026 High lighting and ventilation levels can be achieved through breezeways and louvered clerestories.
The materials were chosen for their durability and low maintenance requirements. They help minimize the solid waste problems and contribute to the energy-efficient nature of the house.
The design of the house promotes the notion of a coastal experience with a sturdy structure, weathered materials, and a connection between enclosed and open spaces.