The Pirates Bay House investigates our coastal margin and how our buildings might inform us about the true experience of our island's landscape edge. A constrained and relatively steep site was combined with an uncomplicated brief and the whole interpreted in a dramatic but revealing building.
Considerable time and thought was devoted to refining the structure and simplifying plan. Similar to suspension bridge technology, the Concept affords a ten metre suspended cantilever that invites a projected experience through the trees toward the ocean. Conceived as a platform from which to observe the breathtaking grandeur of Pirates Bay, it additionally pays homage to the eucalypt forest that fringes the site,.
Approach to the building is largely dominated by structure, but once inside perception shifts to that of the dominated by structure, but once inside perception shifts to that of the landscape as a predominantly transparent main space reveals both intimate and distant views. Moonlight floods interior spaces at night. Native birds and wildlife in the surrounding trees interact with occupants and living is constantly orchestrated in sight and sound by the ever changing ocean.