Rietveld Architects Project 1
Founded in 2016, Rietveld Architects (RA) prides itself on delivering architecture that exudes passion, creativity and attention to detail, while still being a direct reflection of its clients’ wishes.
Principal Mark Rietveld is a registered architect and member of the Australian Institute of Architects, and has more than 30 years of experience in the industry. Over the last decade, the projects he has designed have won more than 60 industry accolades, including the Housing Industry Association (HIA) Home of the Year award and the Australian Apartment of the Year award in 2014, as well as the Western Australian Home of the Year award in both 2013 and 2014.
Rietveld Architects produces high-quality architecture – where technology is combined with design and detailing to deliver architecture that is both innovative and original.
Rietveld Architects’ heritage is drawn from a long history of residential and apartment designdesign. However, the company believes quality design can be applied equally to all facets of architecture. The company believes that as long as there is a passion for boutique and personalised architecture, its team will be able to assist.
Architecturally designed by Rietveld Architects, this residence offers spectacular seaside living. To maximise ocean views, the home has been designed with an upside-down layout. The home’s main living areas are located on the top floor, while the two minor bedrooms, a laundry and a studio are situated on the ground floor. A split-level design between floors also incorporates a study off the main stairwell. Due to the exposed site, low maintenance materials such as millboard, stone and acrylic render have been extensively integrated throughout the home.
The main living area is a large and articulated open space with expansive glazed windows that face the ocean. Positioned towards the evening sun, the western façade incorporates a series of retractable, automated screens and overhanging sunshades. Natural light is maintained throughout the day via highlight windows and a series of strategically framed slot windows, which offer sweeping views to the east.
This new-age design is a perfect example of what the team at Rietveld Architects like to describe as ‘espresso architecture’ – all the goodness in a smaller package!