Welcome to the maison de cour project. This website documents the design and construction of a courtyard house located close to Yallingup in the Margaret River Region of Western Australia. To contact the designers or see other projects: kwokka.com.au.
A 22m x 6m x 3m high enclosure is created from welded wire mesh to provide both a kangaroo-proof area for trees and also a ‘jungle’ for the feline residents. Suspended walkways and perching points make up the first stage of installations, together with a range of shrubs to form an early under storey ready for the planting of trees in cooler months.
True to the design philosophy of the house, all furniture will be bespoke. The first prototype was developed to suit the scale of guest suite spaces and be multi-functional. The small tables are easily rotated for alternative uses (racks for wine, magazines and books, luggage rest, card/picnic table, footrest, etc), and in using traditional carpentry joints there is no ‘underside’ to be kept hidden.