MANLY HOUSE

Manly, Sydney, NSW
Winner of 2003 Manly Design Award

2001 - 2003
The long, narrow site runs east-west and is located at the edge of an escarpment, with spectacular views over Manly and the ocean. The building form and cross section were designed to resolve overshadowing, view affectation and permissible floor space ratio.

The long, thin building is planned to maximise outlook from living and circulation areas. The ingenious, compact plan and complex layering creates a surprisingly open and generous house for a family of five. The project had a long, difficult and controversial journey through Council's approval process, so winning the Manly Design Award from the very same Council was particularly gratifying.