Nestled into the sloping landscape of Ivanhoe East, this project thoughtfully responds to the client’s brief for a contemporary family home with a powerful connection to its surrounds. Exploration of the connectivity between both the home and its landscape, and the interior and exterior spaces informed much of our design response.
The Traditional Custodians of this land
Gross Floor Area
Achieving harmony between the built form and nature
A tranquil space to observe the scenery. The main living spaces are almost understated; addressing the need from the clients for clean, highly functional, and beautiful spaces which will accommodate their family of seven whilst also not detracting from the beautifully framed landscapes that adorn each view.
“Great architecture can be characterised by creating moments within a building that bring surprise and delight.”
– Justin Northrop, Director
A dramatic main entry and atrium space embodies the spine of the house and serves as a transitional space between the levels and main areas of the home. Contrasting the dark, structured atrium with the light, open living areas that branch off it achieves a sense of continuity between the interior and exterior spaces.
Charcoal Standing Seam Cladding. Traditionally an exterior finish, references the bold structure of the building’s façade.
White Blockwork, by Austral Brick. Textural yet understated, lending to the clean and minimal feel.
Bluestone Tiles. Linking the indoor and outdoor floor finishes, to create a seamless transition.