Dealing with tricky site size and heritage certification is never easy, but through playing with geometry, light and materials, Bijl Architecture has created a house that is unique, charming and remarkable in turns.
The Naremburn House questions traditional design clichés, and provides a site-specific response to client needs and practical requirements. A notable emphasis has been placed on spatial planning throughout the design process, as well as a robust materiality in response to the client’s brief to ‘live long’.
A re-interpretation of traditional roof forms allows a compact street front view to matches the scale of neighbouring homes, while the roof form’s exploits design volume to offer useful and spacious floor plans.
Bijl Architecture employed a clever use of asymmetrical design and subtle spatial manipulations throughout the house as a means of ensuring scale and proportion are playfully used, but not disorienting.
The centrepiece of the Naremburn House design is a sculptural wall installation dubbed the “De-Form Wall”. Bijl co-designed the wall with AR-MA in an exploration of parametric drawing and scripting. The De-Form Wall investigates pattern and form through a usage of digital fabrication.
For the proud owners of the home, the space serves as a multitude of specifically constructed spaces, forming an attractive and unique home.