Apart from passive heating and cooling smart rainwater management and energy-saving features transform this modern hub in Melbourne into an efficient and eco-friendly delight. Complete with a small pond in the courtyard and unassuming décor that lets the backdrop shine through this resourceful residence blends serenity with sustainability!
Concrete is the material off choice on the inside with the three inimitable curved ceiling structures in raw concrete standing in contrast to the polished concrete floor. The repetitive concrete ‘vaults’ capture the Northern sunlight beautifully and fill the interior with bright daylight.
The modern farmhouse borrows from vernacular design in the region and embraces the native charm of Vermont and Quebecois barns in general. Its lovely wood exterior is punctuated by carefully placed windows that blend modernity with an air of timelessness.
This part of the project was designed keeping in mind the needs of one of the clients who is an artist and an art collector. This clever placement of individual units creates a central courtyard which brings the outdoors inside.
Along with the glass roof a series of floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a revitalized floor plan completely changed the aura of this Welsh family home. Using smart structural analysis unnecessary old load bearing walls and pillars were done away with to create a more open free-flowing interior.