OAKLANDS COURT HIGHETT

OAKLANDS COURT HIGHETT

Completed 2018

OAKLANDS COURT

Elegant, versatile and harmonious design. Oaklands Court, is a standalone design statement expressing personality within its context. The brief called for a free-flowing and flexible design that incorporated family values of connection and interaction with an emphasis on fun, playfulness and durability.

The concept began with the elements of a house, which were re-interpreted, amplified and further developed to create the final built form. The design draws a strong influence from Sri Lanka villa homes through its use of natural timber and concrete, inside out living space embracing multiple courtyards and internal plantings referencing the country’s tropical architecture.

Materials have been carefully selected for their natural tactile properties bringing warmth and personality to the geometric forms. Finished with a restrained palette creating a meaningful connection between interior and exterior. Designing a home for an architect’s growing family allowed for experimentation and first-hand experience with the final form a visually impressive, versatile and low-maintenance custom-built home.

Photography by: Pietro Giordano

Exterior view

Exterior view

Upside-down Staircase

Upside-down Staircase

Designed with an emphasis on fun and playfulness drawing inspiration from its Sri Lankan heritage.

Interior - Kitchen

Interior - Kitchen

Interior - Restrained palette

Interior - Restrained palette

Interior - Dining

Interior - Dining

Interior - Living Space

Interior - Living Space

Interior - Porthole

Interior - Porthole

Interior - Bathroom

Interior - Bathroom

Interior - Hallway

Interior - Hallway

Interior - Void

Interior - Void