Modern Unique Leaf House by Undercurrent Architects

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The modern unique architecture home Leaf House is a pavilion for a private residence in the north of Sydney, sited in a dramatic coastal setting. Completed in 2009, the Leaf House is designed by Undercurrent Architects. Project Team: German Perez-Tavio, Didier Ryan

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The Leaf House engages it surroundings and forms part of the landscape: its roof blending into the vegetation; its base shaping the terrain.

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The design is characterised by oversailing roof shells that resemble fallen leaves, held loosely together by a structure of twisted steel beams that bring dynamic forces inside.

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The interior is enclosed with thin veil of moulded glass that activates views and reflections. Private rooms are tucked below into a sandstone podium fused to the terrain.

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Photos by Hugh Rutherford

About Undercurrent Architects

Undercurrent Architects work to push the boundary of conventional architecture, bringing an audacious attitude and pioneering techniques to bespoke design. The London-based office specialises in constrained urban sites, brownfield regeneration projects and exceptional architecture. Currently operating on projects worldwide, with associates in Switzerland, Spain and Australia. -from Undercurrent Architects

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