A solid crystalline form fused to the ground and reaching for the sun in a vast countryside landscape; the Szychowski residence.
Inspired by the owner’s love for naturally occurring elements, the building’s texture, and form are evident in their geological collection of solid aggregate.
Inside its’ hard outer shell, is a flowing and visually textured warm interior that provides comfort and refuge from within for reflection on a seasonally vibrant landscape.
Negotiating from one spatial quality to the next, spaces are separated by level change and floating building elements that include a decorative masonry wall, a two way fireplace, stairs and balustrades that weave through a double height space. The experience being amplified by a sweeping two directional ceiling which connects public spaces to the external environment
The residence includes solar passive design principles that include being oriented to maximise sun penetration during the winter months. Hot water is delivered using an energy efficient heat pump, and a solar power installation is connected back to the grid.
The Szychowski residence brings a new language to its landscape, an architectural expression that connects to, through its skin and bone of contrasting smooth and coarse surfaces.