Lead DesignerDonn Salisbury & Vladi Rosolova
LocationNew South Wales, Australia, Australia
Mollymook House is a private residence overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Designed as a weekend retreat, this residence combines minimal architecture, natural materials & tropical landscaping. The lighting concept is built on integrated refinement & controlled subtlety. Our goal was to create a night-time experience which feels intimate, natural & unforced. Every part of this project feels like it fits & is inherently part of the built form, existing as one with the architecture & landscape, providing illumination organically throughout the blurred combination of internal & external volumes.Luminaires were kept minimal or concealed, located with a distinct purpose. Over 80 detail drawings provided clear direction on integration of light within the built form. The project is an example of refined collaboration between the architect,lighting designer,builder & electrician. Custom details such as cast-in concrete wall & cove detailing provide useful lighting which feels part of the structure.