Architectural: Marellan Drive, Red Beach.
Now complete, the house clearly demonstrates the potential of using CAD and CNC machining together to create innovative, spectacular architecture.
With the overall design created by Ignite Architects, the individual shapes and components that were to comprise the structure of the house were created using using Styrotech CNC's range of software packages, in particular Solidworks, and subsequently manufactured using the CNC technology which is at the core of Styrotech CNC. By using this approach, it was possible for the architects to create an architectural concept featuring unique, interesting and organic shapes, yet the builders found simple to construct. Relatively speaking, the components were often quite straightforward to assemble given the manner in which they were designed and cut - essentially the house was a huge kitset. The images below show a sample of the Solidworks CAD models created.
The commitment to CNC technology extended to the interior fittings of the house, including for example the kitchen bench (pictured below). The bench was made using CNC cut profiles, which were assembled and used as a basis to form and mount the stainless steel that would create the surface of the kitchen bench. Likewise, the staircase (below right) made extensive use of CNC cut profiles to not only create the circular shape but also ensure that each step fitted perfectly.
Now complete, the house has demonstrated the possibilities of what can be achieved through the use of CNC machining for architectural applications.
To learn more about the way that the Red Beach property was imaginatively designed and subsequently built by Coastbuild, and how the benefits of CNC could be used in your next building project, please feel free to contact us. In the meantime, please see below a selection of images taken during the ongoing construction of the house.Back to Portfolio