2019 House & Garden Top 50 Rooms – Best Use of Materials
Photographer: The Guthrie Project
Additions and alterations to our 2015 project, Newport House, our clients came to us with a vision of an outdoor living space usable all year round. Our solution, LA Cool, an outdoor pavilion, lawn and pool designed for gracious living through all seasons.
Perched above Newport Beach in Sydney’s spectacular Northern Beaches, LA Cool embraces the beautiful views facing north towards the beach, the infinity pool the ideal vantage point to enjoy the views.
Alongside sits LA Cool’s generously sized pavilion, featuring both a covered and uncovered section, allowing the space to be used throughout multiple seasons and types of weather. The Pavilions roof is pierced with strategically placed skylights to allow natural light to bath the comfortable living space.
Fitted with a fireplace, kitchen amenities and woodfire pizza oven, it was vital to our clients to be able to use the outdoor living space all year round, rather than it be relegated purely for use only during the summer months. These amenities allow the space to be used throughout the year, be it for dining, entertaining or simply relaxing.
Strategic, sculptural cut-outs in LA Cool’s western wall allow evening light to pierce through the pavilion, onto the living space, not only opening the space, but creating a wonderful, ephemeral, breathable environment, further embracing the natural Australian landscape surrounding the home.