The Tursi Family
9 Awaba Street, Eaglemont
Constrained by a narrow site and the need to maximize north facing garden space, the Eaglemont residence consists of a highly efficient linear 'core' building, housing the essential components of the house, and 'outposts'- small pavilion like extensions which reach out into the gardens. This assemblage allows for a utilitarian column free plan where required, while allowing localized parts of the plan to be ‘messed-up’, creating a home of two characters - one highly ordered and efficient, the other playful and richly detailed.
Bedrooms and private ‘back-of-house’ areas back onto the southern façade, allowing large north facing openings to be made- transitioning the living spaces seamlessly into gardens. Designed to provide a backdrop for self-commissioned artworks, walls and openings are carefully curated- large expansive spaces for oversized works, intimate cul-de-sacs for smaller sculptures. These maneuvers big and small, come together to create a multi-dimensional living experience.