House for BEES
An acronym of the clients’ names, and a reference to their native bee hive, House for BEES is a moniker that encapsulates the client focused, collaborative design process and outcome for a family of four to their Federation home and garden in Mosman. Driven by shared values of connectedness, site-specificity, place making and passive design, House for BEES was conceived as a garden room, directly grounding and orienting the occupants toward their garden. Kitchen, living and dining spaces are lightly contained by a floating roof, folded to capture northern light and facilitate the capture of easterly breezes. Structural simplicity and legibility dissolves the southern and eastern edge, with banks of sliding doors fully retracting to enable a seamless connection with the garden.

Status: Completed, 2022

Location: Borogegal Country

Build: Wrightson & Co.

Landscape: Seasonal Scout

Photography: Clinton Weaver
House for BEES
An acronym of the clients’ names, and a reference to their native bee hive, House for BEES is a moniker that encapsulates the client focused, collaborative design process and outcome for a family of four to their Federation home and garden in Mosman. Driven by shared values of connectedness, site-specificity, place making and passive design, House for BEES was conceived as a garden room, directly grounding and orienting the occupants toward their garden. Kitchen, living and dining spaces are lightly contained by a floating roof, folded to capture northern light and facilitate the capture of easterly breezes. Structural simplicity and legibility dissolves the southern and eastern edge, with banks of sliding doors fully retracting to enable a seamless connection with the garden.

Status: Completed, 2022

Location: Borogegal Country

Build: Wrightson & Co.

Landscape: Seasonal Scout

Photography: Clinton Weaver