Perched on a headland over the alleged cave of the convict Ben Buckler, the Hastings Parade House claims a unique position between the iconic Bondi Beach and the sheer cliffs of the Pacific Ocean. This project, a child of the GFC, demonstrated the adaptability of its design as it was scaled down from three stories to two to meet the changing expectations of the clients.
The house demonstrates a particular attention to craft, an experimental attitude to materials and a design built to last in this extreme coastal environment. The custom corrugated concrete façade is carried through to the garage door and entry, presenting a strong identity in a street dominated by monolithic blocks of flats. This experimental attention to craft is also explored inside through the hand woven cane screen surrounding the stair that enlivens the large family room and kitchen.
Location : Bondi, Sydney, NSW
Design Architect : Luigi Rosselli
Project Architect : Simon Hassall
Builder : Buildsmart Projects
Structural Consultant : Rooney & Bye Consulting Civil & Structural Engineers
Landscape Architect : Visual Landscape Designs
Window Furnishings : Simple Studio
Shutters and Blinds : Shutters By Design
Woven Screen : Irene and Matthew
Photographer : Edward Birch