Salvado Street Residence that located in Perth, Australia, was designed by Bates Smart. The design draws inspiration from modernist ideals of living which are tempered by a critical regionalist response to climate and place. Minimal lines and planar forms reference its modernist inspiration whilst materiality and detailing draw from a local palette of materials. The planning concept is based on a courtyard typology featuring a pond, around which the private spaces and the public entertainment spaces are organised.
This duality is emphasised architecturally by separate treatments of the private and public spaces: the public spaces are open plan, outward-orientated and unenclosed spaces gathered under a floating Miesian roof whilst the private spaces are inwardly focused and enclosed within thick masonry walls which create a sense of privacy and retreat.