Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects and Caroline Di Costa Architect have designed Casa Mia in Western Australia, Australia.
This project explores a sequence of spaces oscillating between the intimate and personal and the public and community that are entwined by a dual coloured face brick skin.
This perimeter skin performs the role of the architectural mask – an adaptable layer that simultaneously reveals and conceals internal moments, blurring existence and relationships.
The mask of Casa Mia allows us to live with privacy while inhabiting the public realm, resulting in charged spaces where muffled voices may be heard and distorted signs of inhabitation revealed. This privileges the occupant by providing a level of control over their relationship to a higher density form of living.
Project: Casa Mia