LjHabitat Edition 24
The other element was purchasing the right property for the design the clients had in mind. Kiril was invited to visit the property before it was purchased to judge its suitability and was impressed, especially by the “dramatic backdrop of the endless deep-green subtropical foliage. The unusually wide site with slight slope from the street further contributed to the dramatic rear view of the landscaping beyond. My recommendation to my clients was that this was the ideal site for the house they were looking to live in.”
The property was in fact so appropriate for the design that it was developed even further and was influenced by the setting itself. The proximity of neighbouring properties meant different considerations had to be taken into account. “To address privacy concerns for neighbouring properties, the first-floor bedrooms could only be oriented to face the street or the rear yard,” explains Kiril. “Side-facing windows had to be for non-habitable rooms and made of translucent glass.” These constraints were especially important in the design to aid the quick approvals process.
Side-facing windows had to be for non-habitable rooms and made of translucent glass.
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