- Architecture & development
Since the beginning of time, the environment has had an impact on our home. Weather conditions, accessibility and stunning views are factors that often make a significant difference. Cape Schanck House in Australia embodies this neatly, as the property was intended from the outset to face harsh climates on the one hand; on the other, it had to develop into the ideal canvas on which to demonstrate lighting fixtures.
Articolo Studios is making a name for itself with their lighting designs. Beautiful luminaires like theirs deserve beautiful surroundings, so founder Nicci Kavals was looking for premises in which the pieces would completely flourish. With the architects at Studio Goss, she found the perfect partnership. From there, Cape Schanck House would emerge, a sturdy settlement near pine trees that sometimes reach as high as 40 metres. In contrast to what the rather masculine, rigid exterior facades might lead you to suspect, you enter a warm nest reminiscent of a secure cocoon. In terms of layout, the core of the residence consists of the kitchen. From here, two linear pavilions are built that are connected via this kitchen. One side has no less than three guest rooms and a lounge area, while the other counts the primary living areas. The rooms themselves are equipped with large windows, providing a continuous presence of nature all around. As a counterpoint, the corridors connecting the different parts of the residence are rather dark. However, this is certainly not a negative feature, as in this way they make an important contribution to the atmosphere of the house.
A warm nest reminiscent of a secure cocoon
Not only is the design ideal for people who like modern yet inviting projects, but it is also a place where Articolo Studios' 12:40 collection successfully comes into its own. With subtle curves, the designs are an ideal match for this architectural concept. What is special is that the lighting can be matched in terms of finish to the wall to which it is attached. Therefore, a strong interior cohesion was created that benefits the entire property. In addition, the living experience is largely about experiencing the seasons. The colouring of the leaves, sunset and sunrise, and all the phenomena of nature you witness from the front row.
Cape Schanck House is a successful living concept that simultaneously observes the weather and creates a protective feeling indoors. Finished with high-end lighting fixtures, it is a favourite home resort for fans of modern projects with character. Photography by Timothy Kaye
Text by Cara Jacobs