Narrabeen House by Choi Ropiha Fighera
by Ted Savage / July 29, 2011
A house that reinvents suburbia, in North Narrabeen, NSW, Australia, turns inwards around a central courtyard, to the point where "in the main living spaces there is no sense of neighbours, of the suburb, or of the city beyond."

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Simple volumes, and a palette based on blackened and medium-stained timbers, create "a calming atmosphere, reinforcing the idea of a withdrawal from the city." More at Choi Ropiha Fighera. Photos: Simon Whitbread.

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