Foyn Johhansen House

New residence
Harrison and White architects
Felicetti provided Structural Design and Documentation

The architects created a project that utilised the concept of maximising the sunlight amenity to the building.  We have created a garden that enjoys light all day – the form has cut from it the rays of the morning sun to ensure light falls onto the growing area, one which the clients use for productive growing. This process is achieved by reverse shadow casting – taking the area of space that is to have direct light and extruding it along the different paths of the sun. This is then subtracted from the barn-like form that is allowed under the planning controls, to the maximum height of 9m. The surface created from this then becomes the external screen – and this acts as both balustrading and sun screening to the deck and western façade.