From the Resene News – issue 4/2010
Colour clad - Tweed Coast home
Designed and coloured to encourage the occupants to transition between natural and built space, this home on the Tweed Coast of northern New South Wales breaks away from the norm with the help of a little colour.
The house comprises two pavilions connected by a central deck. External walls presenting to neighbours are clad with metal sheet, coloured in subdued landscaped grey-greens. The colour wall is located on the ‘inside’, between the pavilions, representing the living heart of the house. Colours reflect those found in the local natural environment – sea greens; whitewater, beach grasses, blue skies, field flora and golden sunsets.
Applied in staggered panels, the colours are set to a rhythm as if to appear random on the wall. This assists in reducing the scale of the wall, reflects the varied form and scale of elements in the natural environment and suggests movement in the static composition.
The exterior is finished in Environmental Choice approved Resene Lumbersider waterborne low sheen tinted to Resene Bluegrass (mid tone green), Resene Compass (blue grey slate), Resene Escapade (grey blue), Resene Flashback (fire orange) and Resene Lime White (crisp white).
As the coloured wall faces east-northeast, part of its appeal is the change in lighting intensity that it receives at various times across the day. Bright morning light reinforces the depth of the colours and also creates a dappled effect from the shadows of the significant trees adjacent to the site. It signifies that the day has commenced. Afternoons see the wall in shadow and the colours are draped in a softly lowering light until sunset.
Architectural Specifier: Chris Lillis, Crisilis Architecture
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