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Roscommon House by Neil Cownie Architect

This modernish concrete house located in Perth, Australia, was designed by Neil Cownie Architect.

Description by Neil Cownie Architect
My clients have a love for modernism and concrete. This comes from their appreciation of the history of the Perth 1960?s ?Garden Suburbs? of Floreat and City Beach.
It was this love of modernism that led them to purchase land in Floreat. They wanted a family home that respected and drew on the modernist history of the area. My clients had a passion for a house constructed from grey timber board finished concrete.
The wonderful thing about working with concrete is the liquid nature of the poured concrete prior to it setting as a sort of ?liquid stone?. This allows the molds that hold the concrete to define the finished texture. Through investigation we sourced a suitable timber board and sand blasted the surface of the timber to expose the grain. This timber then formed the mold into which the liquid concrete was poured. The end result is a wonderful textured timber grain finish to the concrete.
The low slung street front roof over the living room and dining room has a ?scooped? profiled concrete upturn referencing the old City Beach Surf Lifesaving building. Inspiration for this roof form was also taken from both the City Beach and Floreat Beach Kiosks.
My clients wanted a house that would be relevant over a long period of time. They wanted to remain in this house during different stages of family life. It was an importan...
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