- The Fingal Residence was created to provide a barrier to the street with the entire western faced able to be closed off for privacy & West sun solar heat gain.
The creation of this fortress offers a simple transition from public to private that than opens dramatically to a private courtyard oasis.
The two wings of the home wedge out into the garden to allow northern light and breeze into the permeable courtyard.
The bottom levels retract to thin the overall volume and seemingly cantilever the upper level.
- Battened pergola for filtered light edge conditions. Cross ventilation, light, breezes and void spaces all contribute to the lightness of this costal family home.
The materiality relates to the setting in design and in robust, hardy elements suited for the costal environmental.
- Built by John Martin Builder.
- Photographed by Amber Toms – ambertoms.com