Australian architecture firm Allen Jack+Cottier transformed an old warehouse into a two-level private residence with a huge carbon-fiber sleeping pod for the ultimate private retreat. This colorful residence, dubbed Mancave, is a sophisticated retreat in Sydney that perfectly unites privacy and open living.
The 1060-square-meter warehouse, which once functioned as a food manufacturing factory, was altered to house a large living room, four bedrooms, kitchen, music room, and a large terrace and swimming pool. The most exciting addition is the sleeping pod– a sculptural structure sitting in the middle of the upper floor, housing the owner’s private suite. This cave-like space reflects the overall design attitude of the architects, who had to create a residence with optimal levels of privacy, while introducing additional light.
The walls and ceilings are spayed with VOC white resin, while the entire space boasts a variety of materials and textures, tiles, fabrics and wood. The en suite floor has a finishing that is traditionally used for yachts to increase durability. At night, the house is lit with LED’s, including an LED illuminated skirt which can act as a projection screen ideal for movie nights.