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August 24, 2022

An architectural family house, The Way House stands steeped in history. Originally crafted by Darryl Way Architect, the renovated dwelling by vittinoAshe draws upon its architectural heritage in embracing its future.

Settled in close proximity to Perth’s Freshwater Bay, The Way House represents a significant family legacy. Built in 1975 by the client’s father – an established architect – the home stands as a labour of love. As an architectural family house, it was important to respect the built narrative of the residence when executing the modern-day renovation.

Internally, The Way House indicates its status as an architectural family house, with old architectural elements effortlessly cohered with the new. The new studio pays homage to the original house through the replication of clean lines, materiality and finishes.

Working with Artedomus – esteemed supplier of natural stone and ceramic tiles – DWA Architects highlights The Way House as an architectural family house. Artetech Ombra Carbone porcelain panels are used as a minimal means of ornamenting the kitchen, positioned in striking contrast to red recycled bricks. In the bathroom, Artedomus INAX tiles communicate a minimal design language to foster a sense of serenity.

Crafting a house that embodies a meaningful history, DWA Architects invests in an ongoing residential narrative. An architectural family house, The Way House articulates the important role that architecture plays in family life and provides an inviting space for the next generation.

00:00 - Introduction to The Way House
00:28 - The History Behind The Way House
01:16 - The Benefits of Open Plan Living
02:01 - Architectural Features of The Way House
02:24 - Creating Space Through Glass
02:37 - A Tribute to the Original House
03:42 - Introducing Artedomus Products
05:26 - The Embodiment of Family

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Photography by Ryan North.
Original Architecture by Darryl Way Architect.
Renovation Architecture by vittinoAshe.
Interior Styling by Mischa Way.
Build by J&M Nash Builders.
Tiles, bathware and stone by Artedomus.
Filmed and Edited by Cheer Squad Film Co.
Production by The Local Project.

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