Gunnamatta House is a family home on Gunnamatta Bay in Sydney, Australia.
The clients, Troy Mayne and Laura Borderias, commissioned Jorge Hrdina Architects and Akin Atelier to collaborate on the Architecture and Interior Design respectively.
Troy was raised in this part of Sydney and Laura is originally from Spain, and so the brief called to deliver a connection to the Australian landscape with an international outlook.
The interior design direction is informed by the laid-back Australian lifestyle layered with the depth of European tone. The interiors are designed to complement the architecture in geometry, materiality, and finish.
The journey of the home is a sequence of shifting palettes that transition between spaces to provide a sense subtle separation within open plan spaces. The interior base palette is tonally consistent, composed of; polished concrete, walnut timber, rattan, and bronze, enriched with variations of colour and texture using marble and sandstone. The palette shifts to both complement the daily rituals of the family and also the connection with the landscape and bay.