Carlyle Lane, Byron Bay
WINNER NEW HOUSES 2017
Australian Institute of Architects NSW Country Division
Carlyle Lane House sits on a small 500m2 block in the heart of Byron Bay. The clients, originally from Brazil, had a long-standing penchant for Mid-century architecture. The design process began with initial qualitative client discussions about their love for views and gazing up at the ever changing sky. Their more pragmatic and functional requirements however, necessitated a single level home with 3 bedrooms. The resolution – to pop up a large double height volume in the main living space. With strategically located glazing and suitable eave depths, this volume enabled selective views up to the sky and surrounding tree canopy. The ‘popped volume’ of glazing also allowed generous shards of winter sunlight to penetrate deep into the floor plan. Complemented by lush landscaping, the experience within Carlyle Lane House is one of sanctuary within the sub-urban context.