Our recent project Platform House is featured in Architectural Review (Issue 158) and online at Australian Design Review: Inspired by a triangular site: studioplusthree’s Platform House
Simon Rochowski co-founder of studioplusthree, discusses Platform House, the project that prompted him and fellow co-founders Julin Ang and Joseph Byrne to come together as a studio.
“The biggest challenge with this project was the tight triangular site – the project was developed largely in response to this condition. Rather than seeing it as a problem though, the house embraces this constraint, with the first floor volume following this geometry, which also finds its way into details throughout the house, such as window reveals and bench seating.
The project was achieved on a tight budget, and we prioritised certain areas over others to retain the main ideas and gestures through the project. For instance, the ground floor was largely retained and rationalised to create the bedrooms, with emphasis placed on the first floor living spaces where the family would spend most of their time.”