The significance of House Mckay lies in the combination of a boundary wall and bungalow typology. The resultant form of this building is a continuous wall on an organic journey, enclosing various indoor and outdoor spaces along the way. The house is therefore secure, but interacts with the landscape and the public realm in dynamic ways. The house was built entirely by its owner, who is a tool and dye-maker, and understands design and construction very well. This project was done in collaboration with Marco Corazza. Materials were also a major influence on the design process and almost entirely sourced within a 5km radius of the site, particularly clay stock brick, which was expressed both internally and externally.
Project area: 80 sqm