The Collaroy House is the design for a new dwelling located along Collaroy Beach. The design aims to maximise the amenity of the site through sensitive and opportunistic design that makes the most of the many positive elements that the environment offers, whilst avoiding or minimising the negative effects of the adjacent major road and close proximity of neighbouring properties
The design is based around a lower level that contains all necessary living spaces for the ageing owners. Public elements of the house are pushed towards the East to maximise outlook and connection to the beach. Service elements are pushed to the south and form a buffer that morphs to allow for organic circulation. A courtyard to the North is aligned to a neighbouring courtyard to maximise amenity and provides light and views to both the master bedroom and living spaces.
The upper level contains multiple bedrooms and a secondary living space. A folded roof form allows for access to light, ventilation and potential views to the east, without creating adverse overlooking or reducing individual privacy. The roof form opens to the beach, whilst closing the building off to the street, creating an environment that is focused on the peaceful and rejects the outside world.