SHA were approached by past clients to refurbish a ‘Mediterranean-style’ split-level strata unit however the projects brief changed to new-build when we discussed future needs and aging in place.
The result is The Pad, a beautifully detailed, Japanese inspired, two-bed single-storey home. The architecture is deliberately understated with a minimal material palette of steel, timber, and polished plaster in muted tones.
Intimately connected to its surroundings, including the Canning River inlets, Swan River and views to the city, nature gently flows into the house via three internal landscaped courtyards providing light, views and breezes deep into the site.
This design demonstrates that it’s possible to create delightful and sustainable infill-housing in spite of multiple constraints and challenges imposed by strata by-laws and regulations.
By prioritising access to light and views – and connections to nature – The Pad provides a welcoming residence for our clients to enjoy their retirement and entertain family and friends.
Architect + Interior Design | Suzanne Hunt Architect
Statutory Planner | Allerding and Associates
Land Surveyor (Pre-design) | Vision Surveys
Quantity Surveyor | HW Associates
Landscape Design | Client
Structural Engineer |Cenit
Mechanical Engineer I SG&K
Electrical Engineer I E Consulting Engineers
Hydraulic Engineer I CHD
Building Certifier I MSA
Energy Efficiency Consultant I Doak – Smith Architecture