This is Maroubra Apartment, a modern day apartment decoration developed by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp positioned in Maroubra, Sydney. This top floor apartment looks across the leading of sandstone cliffs to the continuous horizon of the ocean. The grandeur and sublime nature of this outlook demanded a space that could respond to the long horizontal and blue of water meeting sky, while offering a warm refuge, sheltering and homelike protection from the wind and vastness outside.
A series of present rooms (living space, dining room, kitchen, bedroom) are combined into a single, continuous space capturing the broad horizon, light and view. This single living space is lined with timber, fabric and artwork to produce a warm, soft interior.
Space is formed by way of 3 timber volumes that subtly push into the cost-free space, producing and defining connected areas for activity. Timber volumes offer frames for artwork, recesses for the kitchen and position for the fireplace. The sun and view penetrate deeply into this timber shelter getting mediated by way of screens of timber and muslin fabric.