It's getting pretty exciting now! With the framework going up we can finally start to visualize heights and space after gawking at 2D plans for over a year!
One of the architects more *interesting* ideas was to design the roof with 6 different elevations so the building will "hug the block" and not overshadow neighbouring properties. This means that the ceiling is higher at each level as you move up the slope of the block: the kitchen is lowest, then higher in the dining and higher again in the living room and outdoor room. To make more of a feature of the ceiling variations it will be clad in hoop pine rather than gyprock. When we asked the architects what they thought about changing it to a flat ceiling (like everyone else!) they encouraged us to stick with their idea, so here goes nothing!
Side view (see variations in height of back walls)
Above will be our 'outdoor room', which will have a plywood ceiling the same as the interior. There will be a kitchen across the back with uplit black bamboo planted behind the kitchen to form (my concept of) a living artwork. The floor has just been jack-hammered and re-poured and still needs to be polished the same as the interior floor. The below shot shows the general idea for how this room will be furnished. Got the table from a great store called Habitat :))) and managed to track down the awesome Hedgehog chandelier light which will hang from the ply ceiling.