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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Emu Bay House - Max Pritchard Architect

Conceptual Framework

With an exposed site of sweeping views, the clients required a relaxed holiday home that maximizes views, but provided sheltered outdoor areas.


Emu-Bay-House, Max-Pritchard-Architect, Architecture, Design, House, Interiors

Emu-Bay-House, Max-Pritchard-Architect, Architecture, Design, House, Interiors
Built Form

The living area, with its dominant floating “lid” roof, emphasizes the drama of the exposed site. Two bedroom wings radiate from this core, and enclose a rear sheltered courtyard focusing on a wood fired pizza oven.

Emu-Bay-House, Max-Pritchard-Architect, Architecture, Design, House, Interiors

Emu-Bay-House, Max-Pritchard-Architect, Architecture, Design, House, Interiors
Indented timber decks, either side of the living area, provide other options for sheltered outdoor living, with the choice dictated by wind direction.
The building is elevated a meter above the ground to maximize the view and reinforce the dramatic form.

Emu-Bay-House, Max-Pritchard-Architect, Architecture, Design, House, Interiors

Emu-Bay-House, Max-Pritchard-Architect, Architecture, Design, House, Interiors


Sustainability

Double glazing and high performance glass, cross ventilation and fans for cooling and a highly efficient combustion heater for heating, minimize energy use. Hot water is from an efficient electric heat pump.

Emu-Bay-House, Max-Pritchard-Architect, Architecture, Design, House, Interiors

Emu-Bay-House, Max-Pritchard-Architect, Architecture, Design, House, Interiors


Client needs

Clients report their enjoyment of the house, with the variety of outdoor living spaces encouraging a relaxed holiday lifestyle.

Emu-Bay-House, Max-Pritchard-Architect, Architecture, Design, House, Interiors
Location: Emu Bay, SA, Australia
Project year: 2008
Photographs: Sam Noonan

Emu-Bay-House, Max-Pritchard-Architect, Architecture, Design, House, Interiors

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