Wolveridge Architects completed the design for Torquay House, a modern residential project located in a coastal environment in Victoria, Australia. The brief of the residence was based on the following prerequisite: “In coastal conditions, buildings must be robust, yet create protective spaces, both internally and externally, in order to allow the occupants to feel safe and comfortable. Whether the occupants are full time residents or weekenders, the beach house should be a place they always look forward visit“.
The residence consists of a series of interconnected and robustly finished containers. From afar, they seem separate, but the connection between the three volumes is achieved through relatively thin inner passageways. The rooms open up towards a back yard with swimming pool. Once inside, the perspective changes completely and a cozy atmosphere takes over the rigid feeling inspired by the exterior. Would you feel at home in a massive residential project like this one?