DWKK Residence

Marion Bay, Tasmania

The DWKK residence is new building located on a bluff overlooking Marion Bay in Tasmania.  The development of the structural concept for the residence evolved from a re-examination of the structure of the J-House project based on different material and geometric constraints.  The J House structure explored a doubly curved ruled surface described by a rhythm of lightgage studs set on a framework of linked planar structural steel frames.  The conceptual design of the DWKK residence structure departed from this strategy and became an exploration of a ribbed concrete surface whose depth and orientation are influenced by the output of a stress analysis.

(Image Credit: AEDS)