Neil Dubach, Camilla Block, And David Jaggers have gotten together for more than a decade, as a body of architecture firm Durbach Block Jaggers (DBJ). they are committed to the possibility of architecture through their work. DBJ has been recognized and praised by prestigious publications like 2010 AIA Sir Arthur, Award for Commercial Architecture (VIC), and RAIA Lloyd Rees Civic Design Award. They take the elements, objects, and paintings and conceptualize it into a rock solid living space. DBJ is environmentally sustainable design firm which building a place memorable, purposeful and well-loved is their slogan.
This beauty resides 22 feet (70 meters) high on the edge of a cliff. It is a residential located at Dover Heights built in 2004. It’s been referred to the Bather Piccaso’s famous painting. So The house is combination of volumes and overlapping geometries just like in cubism. The shadows of arcs, and walls create a fluid space in different daylights. The dining area and living room space have dramatic views over the ocean. The curved forms in the kitchen and living room supported by four angle stilts are delivered from the torso of Picasso’s painting.
The base floor is made of rough stone to coordinate with rock where she’s sitting. Terraces surrounding the house at different levels provide two patios, a top floor garden, and a vase-shaped rock pool.
Photo credits Peter Bennetts, Brett Boardman, Anthony Browell, Chris Cole, John Gollings and Reiner Blunck