iredale pedersen hook

cake house

This large residence explores the potential for dynamic space as a collection of fields held within the elastic arms of a spiraling thick white rendered wall The wall defines space and at times contains function, cupboards, places to sit and contemplate, or vessels for equipment and at other moments it is punctured to reveal connections to the old surrounding suburb. It then splits to create an intimate courtyard continuing an oscillation of public spaces connected to the street and hidden private places within. The house also examines the potential of the oblique plan, a spatial device that challenges static perception. It is also an intimate response to a couple that enjoyed art, jazz and the odd dance during our meetings.