Lyttelton Studio Retreat
“Speartha Broidnithe Eadach” – The heavens embroidered cloths
from the W.B Yeats poem ‘He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven’
Drawing inspiration from the surrounding landscape, a landscape of continual changing color, texture and mood and a landscape that is sensationalized from the studio of 23b Walkers Road. Yeats description of something so fantastical, which no one can ever own, was an appropriate salutation towards the encompassing beauty that is celebrated from each space on both levels of the plan, in particular when one is having a bath.
Primary Construction: Plywood and LVL construction with recycled 100 year old hardwood sourced from the Lyttelton Wharf. Exterior is clad with anodised aluminium panels designed by BOS while the interior is lined with American oak and Italian sapele mahogony.
Project Team: Michael O’Sullivan, Andrew Bull, Glenn Watt
Floor Area: 120m2
Year: Completed 2015