The Dalkeith Residence designed by iredale pedersen hook architects is located in Perth, Australia. Dalkeith is an old suburb of Perth, surrounded on three sides by the Swan River and including some of Perth’s finest old mansions. This residence shares the street with 100-year-old bungalows, along with questionable modern day interpretations of past and international styles of architecture.
Mostly concealed behind an existing street wall, this project quietly but confidently addresses the street while creating a delicately controlled sequence of unfolding spaces that engage with a hidden garden. The architects explored the relationship between the house and garden by adopting a set of elements explored in a past desert community centre project. These elements included a platform, pavilions, parasols and parasites. These four elements combine to configure the site in an interactive manner, utilising every part of the site and dismissing the traditional notion of a front and back garden.