PROJECTS /CYLINDERS DRIVE
THIS SIGNIFICANT HOUSE STRUCTURE WAS EFFICIENTLY DEVELOPED BY THE WESTERA TEAM AND RESULTED IN A REFINED COMPOSITION.CHRIS LILLIS - CRISILIS ARCHITECTURE
Project Cylinders Drive
Location Salt Village
Project Engineer Joshua Neale
The house is located in a high wind coastal region and is susceptible to harsh environmental factors such as salt air, thermal fluctuations and large rainfall events. The subject site is also located in a newly developed subdivision that experienced considerable filling to achieve design levels.
The project was designed to resist high wind forces by the introduction of a suspended slab and masonry walls to assist in diaphragm action to the exposed rear of the house, thus avoiding unnecessary and bulky steelwork. The foundation system adopted was a raft slab that spread the mass of the house over the majority of the site to minimise differential settlement.
The completed house is a standout along the esplanade at salt village and always grabs the attention of visitors. The builder, Steve Kerr from Steve Kerr Homes, has won several awards for his teams extraordinary workmanship and attention to detail. The client has been very pleased with the final outcome.