PUSSY GALORE (BRUCE MACKENZIE LANDSCAPE)



Architect:

Ariane Prevost Architect

Builder:

Ariane Prevost Architect

Manufacturer:

Midland Brick (WA)

Bricks Used:

Custom Order

Building Contractor:

R&M Ransome

Photography Credits:


A collection of fond childhood memories of Modernist courtyard dwellings characteristic of contemporary 60’s Australian Architecture, were seminal in the production of Pussy Galore - so-named after its field-like roof top garden of pussy willow grasses (cat tails).

Predominantly a flat-roofed single-level residence, a second-storey, independent studio/accommodation designed in a different architectural language of sculpted timber, provides a unique elevated outlook on the urban surroundings.

Based on a philosophy of ‘more for less’, the open-plan, pavilion style dwelling was a budget driven project incorporating prosaic products in different and interesting ways as the key to its unique style. The domestic scale of the brick module in both clay and concrete was the base geometry in a variety of patterning intrinsic to the overall design.

Significant glazed, moving walls to most of the perimeter are without visual and physical confinement, allowing for permanent engagement with the brick paved landscape from every aspect and creating a seamless floor plan across the width of the lot.

The use of random, open-aspect concrete block screen walls adds to the landscaped features in brick, and the lack of side boundary walls allows for neighbouring brick buildings to be ‘borrowed’ and enjoyed in the landscape.