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Sustainable Housing Project Located in Sidney


Clever architectural and design arrangement, entwinement of fashionable design pieces and vintage hints, artistic and unexpected solutions – all wrapped up in simple and minimalist (at first glimpse) architectural shell – this is the contemporary project of Rolf Ockert Desing located in Sidney, Australia – in a nutshell.

And although the facade of the house towards the street to appear minimalist and contemporary the spatial progression of the house in the inside reviles many intriguing architectural and design solutions – starting with the hallway that features a secession of sculptural copper fins that filter the light in an artistic and beautiful way.

The backyard facade, though, is much more dynamic and creative, facing a sink-in sitting zone: comfy, modern and inviting, and glass-clad swimming pool area; this face of the house reviles its playful nature and intriguing architectural composition. Green roofs and moved balconies introduce not only sustainable and amusing interaction with the natural elements but also provide stylish design entertainment.

The interior solutions varies – from functional minimalism in the kitchen to dynamic combinations between vintage and modern: like in the dramatic double height living room premise; but all include sophisticated and luxurious materials palette and artistic pieces of furniture, lighting solutions and art. The architects had put a special effort to create a house according to the latest sustainability criteria and developments including rainwater tank, high-level insulations, low energy lighting and minimal energy use. Intriguing art pieces and design elements, unusual architectural and design expression all wrapped up in a contemporary shell and trendy materials: copper, concrete, and glass; this is the Mosman house – check it out.  Photography by Luke Butterly