Y+W Residence, Salt Village

y1A luxury beach home featuring steel portal-frame bracing to enable maximum northern glazing.  A timber bridge spans the internal atrium to link the 2nd floor spaces. The residence also has a 100m2 concrete roof terrace overlooking the nearby beach, supported on intermittent structural blade columns. Cantilevered steel beams were utilised for the balcony areas to eliminate the need for visible supports.This was our first Revit coordination of a residential dettached dwelling. For most architecturally designed homes the small additional expense incurred by documenting and coordinating in 3D can return costruction cost savings in excess of 10 fold. (more…)