The Subiaco Oval Is Completed

Luigi Rosselli Architects first completed house in Perth, but not the first in Western Australia, is based on the courtyard building type.  A secret garden (horto conclusus)  is surrounded by a contemporary elliptical oval verandah.  Beyond the verandah there is an agglomeration of single storey, pitched rooved rooms, aligned with the square geometry of the level block.  Viewed from the street, this new family home has paid a courteous respect to the dominant early 1900‘s streetscape.  The façade is animated by patterns in the recycled brickwork, pitched roof gables and the reinvention of a front verandah.  The project was approved by Subiaco Council with an unusual public ovation, perhaps because of the relief that modern architecture could sit in an historically intact setting without upsetting it.  More images and details are can be found in Residential.

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