Solent Circuit, Baulkham Hills

The project centres around the philosophy of ‘Happiness’. Carefully considered architectural and landscape response evokes a sense of the vast imagination and unlimited amount of possibilities that exist but often lie dormant within us. Articulated through a sleek and dynamic sculptural butterfly roof that hovers seemingly effortlessly over a series of pavilions, evoking notions of choice, freedom and of happiness. An innovative and exciting sales suite, café, library, learning and educational facility are all sheltered under this roof, opening outwards in an inclusive and welcoming manner. Innovation to the project came from the philosophical approach to the problem, rather than the practical and more obvious solution to provide a ‘bricks and mortar’ approach. Analysing and truly understanding the deep and fundamental connection between the developer, their values, and the home owner and a development that enhances connections between individuals, strengthens the family unit and ultimately lead to ‘Happiness’ was the basis of the ‘Butterfly’ – Mulpha House.