Valentine House is a residence project designed by Bleuscape Design and is located in Brisbane, Australia. Underpinning the Brisbane-based Valentine House design is a strong belief that architecture can exists systematically with nature.
Generally, life moves at such a rapid pace that we overlook the beauty observed by slowing down. It is the acknowledgment of this fact that has informed the layout and design decisions in our Valentine House.
Firstly, the house is linear which creates an engagement with journey; Secondly, there are ‘in-between’ spaces that offer specific views promising a dialog with the day. Each one of these locations are different in terms of what they look too. It might be focused or it might offer a panorama. It might be towards sky or to earth.
Through these simple acts architecture can transform from a space of habitation into an informer of environment. For example, where the breeze comes from, how light tells time and what natural comfort feels like in differing time frames – minute to hour and day to year.
As the architect Richard Leplastrier once said, ‘One can look but not see. Observation is different. Observation is considered looking, or measured looking, which draws an appropriate conclusion.’
It is only through the deliberate actions inherit in a plan that one can experience the joy of observation without distraction.
Rendering by Bleuscape Design & Architecture Services