Suburban Beach House / David Barr + Ross Brewin

The project’s conceptual framework is built around a critique of it’s developing suburban context, a typological narrative around the respective backgrounds of the clients, and a response to the specifics of the site itself. The house is located in the southern suburban fringe of Perth, a place that is currently undergoing rapid transformation from it’s loose, coastal urban form, into a built-up suburb typical of other areas along Perth’s coast. The house challenges the conventions of new detached housing being built in the area in that it is small, raised above the ground, has no front fence, no front door, no garage, and is not made of brick.