The architects named the project Slab House after the appearance of the thick concrete roof. Inside , the exposed concrete ceiling of the living area features pronounced beams that form sunken roof planters above.
According to the architects , they wanted to create a volume whose form would be meaningful both inside and out. Inside , the motion of the roof slab breaks up the minimal surfaces of the living area. Outside , it creates appealing views through hollows and humps , which bring nature and concrete into immediate proximity.
A skylight stretches the full width of the room where the living area adjoins the kitchen , which is set back within the footprint of the original house.
This strip provides the kitchen , which would otherwise be overcast by its position , with natural light as well as offers views into the space from the roof.
A change from white to blue marks the transition from the lounge to the kitchen. All surfaces of the kitchen space , including its resin floor are blue.
A concrete floor in the white-painted living area stretches to meet the threshold of the kitchen , where it forms the kitchen island and breakfast bar.
Blue storage cupboards line the walls of the kitchen , concealing ample storage on one side and a cloakroom on the other.
Geometric cutaways form door handles along the edges of the cabinets. The seams between the cabinets extend onto the ceiling , where further angular
insets host recessed lighting.