iph architects were invited by Surfing WA Inc to prepare a site and capability response for their new headquarters located at South Trigg.
This is a fragile coastline, dynamic, poetic, sublime and at times harsh and destructive. A place that is locked in our mind and memories following 41 years of surfing here.
We proposed two responses, one grounded and embedded with roof top habitation, a permanent existence that speaks of tradition, ritual and context.
Existing habitats and flora are protected, regenerated and encouraged to spread.
In contrast we explored a pre-fabricated solution, a delicate intervention, temporal and with minimal footprint.
Invited tender 2nd place.