Elysium Lot 147
Richard Kirk Architect was one of several architects invited in 2005 to participate in the Elysium development which is an ambitious 189 lot boutique housing sub-division on a site to the west of the centre of Noosa on the Sunshine Coast. Elysium initially adopted architecture as the key driver for the amenity and quality of the environment for the entire development
Lot 174 is articulated to draw the woodland to the North East and Northern light deep into the house. The house functions around a central double height covered terrace with its backdrop of a wet edge pool and bamboo garden. This outdoor terrace links all rooms providing a generous open feel to the interior living spaces.
Natural timber doors fold or slide away to open the house to the outdoor terrace and to other outdoor spaces, capturing cooling breezes. The screened translucent roof to the terrace ensures that all living spaces benefit from filtered natural light whilst maintaining privacy. The house is designed with natural timbers, rhinezinc, stone and timber flooring and oxide renders to give warmth to the spaces. The reflection pools are a calming backdrop to the living areas as they reflect the landscape. All doors and windows are detailed by rosewood timber frames and trims which add a richness and tactile quality to the spaces and the thresholds between.
2 storey dwelling, in ground pool, internal courtyard
Pearson Property Group
Architect | Richard Kirk Architect
Structural & Civil Engineers | Bornhorst & Ward
Hydraulic & Mechanical Engineers | Cooper & Associates