The house is centrally positioned on the building plot at the edge of a residential neighbourhood and opposite a small forest. An explicit orientation to the sun shapes the tripartite composition of the house. Three gardens formally complement the composition, each garden intended for a specific time of day: morning, afternoon, evening.
A symmetric spatial configuration of three cubes around an equilateral triangle, together with an asymmetric articulation at the carport, defines the building geometry. The volume is developed architectonically through a concrete and blockwork loadbearing structure, brickwork of hand-selected peat-fired bricks in Flemish bond and hardwood carpentry with prominent arched windows on the ground floor and rectangular windows on the upper floor.
The living area with open floor plan clearly shows the building geometry. The three large arched windows on the ground floor bring daylight generously into the space and at the same time create a close relationship between the interior and the three gardens. The three blind end walls within the open space contain integrated cabinets that allow the eating area, seating area and work area to find their appropriate place. Warm, natural materials and colours enliven the living area: wooden wall paneling throughout the space, a light-pink-and-sand-coloured terrazzo floor with an integrated kitchen worktop.
Photography: Filip Dujardin
ANZ World HQ (former ES&A Bank), corner of Collins St and Queen St. Built in 1883-87 by Architect William Wardell, it was built in the Gothic Revival Style which could be seen through the lancet windows, lofty ceilings and narrow spire. Pictured here is the magical and fascinating interior of the building, resplendent with iron columns, gilded capitals and beautifully painted ceilings. The intricate detailing also show the influence of the #artsandcrafts in #melbourne Architecture.
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