The Two Hulls House is an amazing residential project created by studio Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, one which was offered five awards since its completion back in 2011. The name is intriguing but also quite suggestive for, as you see, the house features two cantilevered pavilions which resemble two ship’s hulls. It’s meant to serve as a permanent residence for a family of four but it definitely doesn’t look like any typical house we’ve seen so far. The coastal landscape which surrounds adds a lot of character to the building itself, giving sense to its amazing design.
The house is surrounded by granite bedrock and large boulders which had a strong impact on the way it was designed. The views are amazing so that was a major defining detail as well. In the end, the architects structured the house into two large pavilions which cantilever 32 meters over the coast, floating and forming protective outdoor spaces both below and between them. One pavilion is for day areas while the other is for night functions. This separation is very practical while at the same time it ensures a really cool design and gives the house lots of character.