True North

TANDEM Design Studio Pty Ltd

Named after its sunny corner block, True North is a home for an architect and family.

The geometry of the sinuous, curving form emerged from the constraints of the irregular, triangular site. Opting for a triangular form created challenges in the corners of the plan. The corners were rounded to tightly contain the space and depart from the site geometry. The ground level contains a sunken lounge, kitchen, dining and double-height atrium in a single room surrounded by pocket gardens. Upstairs three pods, accessed by stair and bridge, hover about a two storey atrium, containing bedrooms and bathrooms, creating interior space. Rusted steel hoods puncture the pleated facade, their deep reveals creating private windows.