Cockle Bay House
The cockle bay house is an experiment in solidity and transparency, of cantilever and counterbalance. The ground floor is a 10m square divided by a gallery. Half the square is solid and half transparent. One end of the gallery is a glass box thrust through a stone wall, the other a private deck projecting over a valley.
The upper floor is a pair of trusses cantilevered over the entry wall allowing a clear-spanning floor and roof. The simplistic attitude to structure, combined with a blend of traditional and modern materials, succeeds in providing a range of spaces that allow a flexibility in use.