Double Life House
This hideout is in a narrow inner-city terrace in Sydney, custom made for a dynamic duo and the double lives they both lead. Like Superman’s Secret Citadel, it is a protective cave-like fortress that immediately blocks out the hustle and bustle of the world outside. There is the sense of a calmer, quieter realm – a true place of retreat. An endless series of discovery and surprise gives a sense of seemingly limitless space, despite the modest footprint.
Double Life House works with the existing and incorporates honest and unpretentious materials to maintain the home’s integrity, strength and humility. Double Life House is for two introverts living in a world of extroverts. It is an attempt to keep them sane, to protect their true identities from the outside world. It is their hideout, their lair, their fortress of solitude. A mild mannered exterior but an interior made of steel and strength.