Gerringong House 1
The main, eastern section of the house began conceptually as a pure square prism. The prism has been eroded and punctured to create internal and external courtyard and terrace spaces and a visually light and floating form. A square roof extends over both internal and external spaces to control the extent of sunlight into the house throughout the year. Portions of the external walls have been dissolved into mesh screens which encourage the growth of landscaping and climbers to provide privacy and to bring landscaping to the upper level of the house. A solid, 'visually anchoring block' containing the entry and garage is located adjacent and to the west of the main portion of the house. The negative space in between the two parts forms the main courtyard area over two levels. The house will have expansive views to Werri beach, the southern headland and the ocean. These distant outward views will contrast with the closer inward views in order to create a house full of texture, light and interest.