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Issue 59 - The Life Outside Issue

Issue 59

The Life Outside Issue

Introducing the Life Outside issue of Habitus magazine. With life increasingly being absorbed into a digital space, there is never a more important moment to hold something tangible. In this context, the power of nature to have a physiological impact on our sense of wellbeing has never been more important. So how can we cultivate the benefits of the our natural environment in the most intimate of places – our homes? This was the question that helped to bring this issue of Habitus to life.

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Sunrise House Embraces The Horizon
HomesThida Sachathep

Sunrise House Embraces The Horizon

Australia

Sunrise House, a beachfront home by MCK Architects on the South Coast of New South Wales, is designed for a family of four with a palette that withstands the coastal weather.


More often than not, architects take advantage of the landscape – if the site permits – by framing views through floor-to-ceiling windows or even the material palette. Doing so creates a strong narrative between the built and natural environment and allows the architecture to nestle in the landscape without any disruption. Sunrise House by MCK Architects, in the same manner, is finely articulated and designed with flexible timber screens that allow the house to open up or completely shut down.

Centred between the road and the beach, MCK Architects designed Sunrise House with materials that withstand coastal conditions in order to increase longevity in materials and construction.

Sunrise House MCK Architects CC Michael Nicholson entrance
Sunrise House MCK Architects CC Michael Nicholson house pool

Generously proportioned, Sunrise House sits within the dunes and embraces the horizon of the Pacific Ocean. Owing to the simple floor plan, the house is efficiently organised to provide the family with as many shared moments as it does private ones.

From the street, the architecture stands out within dense foliage and is embraced by the community. Clad with solid recycled timber, the façade opens up for natural light and ventilation while maintaining privacy.

Sunrise House MCK Architects CC Michael Nicholson pool
Sunrise House MCK Architects CC Michael Nicholson open living

Owing to the simple floor plan, the house is efficiently organised to provide the family with as many shared moments as it does private ones.

Bedrooms, positioned on the lower level of the house, have views of the ocean while the living spaces are on the upper floor. With floor-to-ceiling glazed sliding doors, living spaces blend in with the landscape and encourage the residents to gaze across the ocean to the horizon. Additionally, the ground floor cabana opens up to the garden and pool – with a timber decking that extends into the interior.

With sustainable design strategies such as positioning the building form to allow for ample natural light and ocean breeze, Sunrise House is adorned with a minimal palette of robust materials and detailing. This is used consistently throughout the home and provides a simple backdrop for the landscape – just as spaces flow between the interior and exterior, so do the materials that define them.

MCK Architecture & Interiors
mckarchitects.com

Photography by Michael Nicholson Photography

Dissection Information
Porcelain bathroom tiles from Artedomus
Porcelain wall tiles from Maximum
Custom concrete ensuite basins
Rena basin from Kast
Cube collection from Caroma
Yokato tapware from Brodware
Eon paper holder and Sfera pans from Rogerseller
Custom shower from Robert Plumb
Rangehoods from Qasair
Induction cooktop, oven, dishwasher and integrated fridges from Miele
Integrated fridge and freezer, bar fridge from Liebherr
Dishwasher and BBQ from Smeg
Concrete benchtops and sinks from Concreative
Hinge and pull-out cabinet systems from Blum
Sliding glass panels and Turntable Corner sliding glass panel from Vitrocsa
Custom brass entry door handles
Custom timber batten screen doors from Bakers Joinery
Crestron & Dynalite + AV from Smart Home Solutions
Laser Blade pendant from Iguzzini
Windows by Vitrocsa
Find Me from Flos
Mini Skill Square from Simes
Custom brass wall lights designed by Electrolight and fabricated by Light Project
Custom recessed wall lights
Pendant lights from KKDC, Reggiani, Prolicht, JSB, Special LIghts, Erco, and, Megabay

Sunrise House MCK Architects CC Michael Nicholson corridor
Sunrise House MCK Architects CC Michael Nicholson balcony
Sunrise House MCK Architects CC Michael Nicholson beach horizon
Sunrise House MCK Architects CC Michael Nicholson entrance doorway
Sunrise House MCK Architects CC Michael Nicholson street
Sunrise House MCK Architects CC Michael Nicholson greenery outdoor
Sunrise House MCK Architects CC Michael Nicholson sunrise
Sunrise House MCK Architects CC Michael Nicholson elevation

 

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Issue 59 - The Life Outside Issue

Issue 59

The Life Outside Issue

Introducing the Life Outside issue of Habitus magazine. With life increasingly being absorbed into a digital space, there is never a more important moment to hold something tangible. In this context, the power of nature to have a physiological impact on our sense of wellbeing has never been more important. So how can we cultivate the benefits of the our natural environment in the most intimate of places – our homes? This was the question that helped to bring this issue of Habitus to life.

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