In some techniques the hole punched in its center is the heart of the home.
The hole domes a second floor terrace courtyard open to the sky.
Faced with the job of producing a modernist home in an location that has stringent City codes preventing any departure from classic houses in a stiff upper lip community, Touzet Studio nevertheless acquired away with it, with a posh stone clad façade dealing with the street.
The client’s quick for the architect had been for a super modernist home, regardless of the guidelines.
The wild side of the house, hunting out to the Barrier Islands, is in stark contrast to its hyper-urbane entrance.
A pioneer in the technologies field, the client desired to be ready to comfortably entertain big numbers of visitors.
The architects say: “the terrace acts as a division to the two sides of the house. It is a private and quiet area to reflect before retiring for the evening. The lush tops of the palm trees add a layer of depth to the scenery that would otherwise be amiss.”
An utterly iconic house.