PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Residential Architecture - Single Family
Firm LocationPerth, Australia
Project locationPerth, Australia
CompanyCaroline Di Costa Architect and Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects
Lead ArchitectCaroline Di Costa and Adrian Iredale
Design TeamCaroline Di Costa, Adrian Iredale, Finn Pedersen, Martyn Hook, Rebecca Hawkett

CASA MIA explores a sequence of spaces oscillating between the intimate and personal and the public and community that are entwined by a dual coloured face brick skin. This perimeter skin performs the role of the architectural mask, an adaptable layer that simultaneously reveals and conceals internal moments, blurring existence and relationships. We introduced a few fundamental rules, the primary rule being to minimise building waste, to work with off-shelf materials, components and sizes and allow these to guide design. A significant exploration involved minimising brick wastage.