June 15, 2019 | Architecture
Vodka Palace House by Marcus Browne Architect
Vodka Palace House is a luxurious concrete cave, tempered with natural timber finishes. It is designed by Marcus Browne Architect, an architecture and design studio based in Australia servicing globally.
The choice of off-form concrete resonates with its coastal location by reflecting the strong brutalist forms of kiosks and public amenities typical to many local beaches and its grounding coolness warmed by timber finishes, a neutral color palette and a considered play of light create a moody mix, evoking a serene, Zen experience. To augment this ambiance the ancient Japanese technique of charring timber Shou Sugi Ban was used to finish timber clad columns and timber privacy screens.
Photo by Dion Robeson