Located in the waterside area of Canada Bay, Project Tripod is a luxury home with a minimalist facade. The design process was an exercise in restraint. By simplifying the materials, attention is drawn to texture and contrast. The upper half of the home is constructed of light-coloured brick that contrasts against dark cladding on the ground floor. Contrasting solid and void brickwork result in shadow play throughout the day and adds dimension to the front façade.
The project also explores the contrast of public and private spaces and indoor and outdoor living. The lines are blurred as what appears to be private is playfully public from within. An outdoor bath is hidden behind the street front’s brick screen and brick fins throughout the rest of the home provide privacy and shading to other interior and exterior spaces. Beyond the front façade, the home opens into a vast light-filled space. The soaring ceilings, generous use of glazing and garden atriums emphasise space and the connection to the outside. The unique and timeless design will be a striking family home for the new owners of the property.