"Tardis": the deception of Doctor Who's time machine translates into architecture

The time machine "Tardis" from the sci-fi TV series "Doctor Who" echoes the architectural project executed by Cumulus Studio: the illusion of a house apparently small but extremely spacious on the inside

Cumulus Studio designers in working around the concept of the "Tardis" time machine confront three design cores: how to build within a tight building envelope, how to provide privacy without sacrificing good lighting from the north and how to make the most of views to the west, minimizing both dazzlement as well as heat gain or loss

The scale of the building is illuminated through double-height spaces, positioning of openings and internal division. A translucent polycarbonate product is chosen for the street façade to allow northern light to flood the living areas and provide visual and acoustic privacy from the street without the need for blinds

Wood screening on the eastern façade further aids the sense of privacy and seclusion in the home. The western side is clad with a ribbon to increase the panoramic views while maintaining minimal glazed areas. Perception of place is a priority for the project: light and views of the Pitt Water River define the cliff-top lifestyle experience