Contemporary House Moebius, Australia
This award-winning house has been designed by Chipendale based design studio Tony Owen Partners. In 2011 Tony Owen Partners received the Waverley Design Excellence Award for Moebius House. The spacious contemporary family home can be found in Dover Heights, it has great panoramic views of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour. The project has been described as an example of “liquid architecture” whereby projects are designed parametrically using 3D digital software to respond to environmental issues.
Tony Owen Partners has said: “This family house faces onto views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The house explores a more environmentally sensitive form of design called ‘micro design’. Micro design utilises parametric modelling software that can respond to very small changes to design input criteria. The unique form is a response to the requirements to maintain view and solar corridors.”
The house has a fluidity of space, which is a direct result of having a strong relationship with the surrounding landscape. Due to the complex geometry of this house and the need for such fine tolerances, we had to evolve a completely new system of fabrication and assembly for this house which more closely resembled that of a car. Images courtesy of Tony Owen Partners.