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issue 41 - December/January 2018
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An Architect's Home Marries Theory and Practice

Architectural firm Gray Puksand recently completed a $1.8 million residential project in the Melbourne suburb of Brighton. The house was designed by Robert Puksand, Founding Partner at Gray Puksand, as his family home. Named Field House, the project is the result of Puksand's personal exploration of architecture as a protagonist for creating happy spaces, and takes its name from the idea of making space with amorphous architecture that attempts to overcome traditional interpretations of 'outside' and 'inside', and even 'house'.

The ground floor serves as the primary living zone, with ancillary spaces provided above and below this level. Puksand said that Field House is designed to be seen as an arrangement of planes that appear to float and connect in unexpected ways to create a field where the occupant can engage in space which is striated and sandwiched. "I wanted to create a setting that was like living in a sculpture," he says of the effect achieved when walking through the space. "The whole house is about creating delight with curves and the play of shapes."

During the design phase, Puksand's investigations into the layering of shapes to achieve this effect resulted in the use of the crescent shape at the ends of various walls. When multiple planes are overlaid, a play of secondary shapes in space becomes visible in the house.

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