Manly Residence II
We recently completed this three storey, five-bedroom home in Manly.
The project was highly complex as the home occupies the entire compact site, and is situated on a very busy road. To keep public access intact, we cantilevered scaffolding over the footpath to create a pedestrian walkway during construction.
The design includes huge glass panels to take advantage of the stunning ocean views. To safely install this glass, we set up a specialised system – craning a smaller crane into the home. External machinery then passed the smaller crane building materials.
The curved, cantilevered, off-form concrete was extremely specialised and demanded the utmost accuracy on the first attempt. We prototyped the concrete to ensure the highest quality of the finished product.
Glass and aluminium sections were ordered from Europe and still didn't hold up a tight handover date.
The project required extremely strong collaboration and communication with both the architect and engineer throughout.
Architect Popov Bass
Photography Brett Boardman
Location Manly, NSW
Award 2017 Master Builders Association NSW Excellence in Housing awards – $4M - $4.5M category
Award 2017 Concrete Institute of Australia Excellence in Concrete Awards NSW – Residential Building Category
Award 2017 Concrete Institute of Australia Excellence in Concrete Awards National – Residential Building Category