Interesting house located in the outskirts of Melbourne, Victoria.
I find two things interesting. The first one is the facade is mostly timber (most of the modern house have the timber on the inside given that it is not such a cheap material). The second are the circles located all over the facade. Some of this circles are windows as well which look quite nice in the internal spaces. They also become a painting in the wall as they ‘frame’ a piece of the landscape. The House was designed by Judd Lysenko Marshall Architects.
A tight wrapped skin creates a shell for this vertical house. Like real skin, it’s blemished and rough. Something to protect the delicate inside, at once tough and resilient, but still stretchy, smooth, supple and tactile.
Though seemingly abstract, this house is multilayered, replete with veiled secrets, like a dreaming or wandering left for the occupant to decode – a chain of intimate revelations.
A tight block turns the circulation on its head. A three level stair rises behind the circular windows providing a connection between the four distinct zones. The screen printed hoop pine balustrade links the levels through a carefully constructed narrative of image and colour.
Zones for Living
A garden room lands the ground floor. A grand stair is mirrored inside and out and connects the lofty living to both the beach and the backyard. The kid’s bedrooms are fun, exciting and colourful and the parent’s garret is necessarily moody, sexy and private.
Lean and Green
The void also provides passive stack ventilation, grounded in a masonry level and a permeable lid. Glazing is optimised and daylight carefully controlled. A 2.0kw solar system provides energy. Rainwater flushes and washes while grey water keeps the grass green.
This is sensory architecture that cannot be engaged in a single eyeful. A home of full of wonder and anticipation for a young family.
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