This Western Australian house seeks to combine contemporary architecture with the benefits of Maharishi Vastu Architecture. It is also designed to be open to the external environment and to take advantage of its coastal location. The building was constructed on a strong skeleton frame and in filled with panels that are composed of cement, polystyrene and resin. The panels were manufactured in India and used on the external and internal walls and the roof. The slab for the kitchen/dining area uses carbon fibres in place of re-bar. The pattern on the glass windows beside and above the front doors was created from photos of the actual carvings at Angkor Wat.
The house is on a corner with its long axis running North-South. The main entrance is on the East side and there is an entry on the North. The basement level can be accessed from a lane way on the north side for car parking. In addition to parking, the basement has a bathroom (which is accessible from the pool area), a laundry, gym and storage rooms. Above the basement level there are two internal floors. The roof area is accessed via stairs and an electrically operated hatch.
“The house has a wonderful openness. You can look from the front lawn and see all the way through to the rear deck. The external blinds allow light control and access to beautiful views. This is our second Vastu home and we are certainly privileged to live in such a lovely environment.”Owner's comment: