Australian architecture is increasingly becoming our bag here at Coolector HQ and this latest offering to have caught our eye – entitled Above Board Living – is definitely one of the most impressive and luxurious you’re likely to encounter. This grandiose piece of design from Luigi Rosselli Architects is located in Bronte, Australia, and was completed in 2021 with 150m² of living space.
Above Board Living from Luigi Rosselli Architects offers plenty of contemporary design features which work for the owners and it boasts a striking aesthetic both inside and out. The home was created for a family that is reaching maturity, with adult children and parents deeply passionate about quality design, expressed through their creation and manufacture of accessories for daily life.
Located close to Bronte Beach and the Pacific Ocean horizon beyond, the occupants are able to watch the morning sunrise from its depths and be completely immersed in the conditions of the surf and sea breezes rising from the water. The clients wanted to turn their world upside down and position their living areas on the upper level to make the most of the ocean breezes and enhance their views whilst detaching themselves from the busy streets of the beachside neighbourhood below.
For Above Board Living the owners wanted to live a very natural lifestyle, so the architects came up with a design seeking to reflect this desire, with large openable windows to catch the breezes, skylights and shuttered openings to control the access to natural light, rammed earth walls which provide thermal mass and the cooling effect of the hygroscopic qualities of clay, and a roof garden to elevate the landscaping enhance the access to green space.
To the exterior of Above Board Living, the recessed front entry is framed by projections to either side, the balcony shape to the first floor reaches eagerly towards the ocean views, and the uncompromising vertical form of the rammed earth chimney to its opposite side perfectly balances the whole property. Another first-class example of Antipodean architecture.