Working within constraints of rigid bushfire safety norms along with the very specific demands of the clients Field Office Architecture managed to craft a masterpiece on the side of Mount Macedon! Dubbed this unique and striking contemporary home combines smart architecture with eco-sensitive design to fashion a living environment that is both relaxing and captivating. To minimize impact on the lot and to give those inside a wonderful view of the bushland and beyond the residence sits partially on stilts and has a cantilevered façade.
Every home has a certain distinct architectural feature or design quirk that makes it special and ensures that it stands out from the crowd. There are times when it is the facade that does the trick and then there are other occasions when it is something on the inside that grabs your attention.
Step inside and one sees a living room where white black and gray hold sway. It is white that shapes the backdrop gray which highlights special architectural features and defines various zones and black that anchors an otherwise breezy space.
Bustling with activity on some days and completely tranquil on others Northcote is a suburb of that has it all. It is in this fabulous setting that one stumbles across the seemingly modest yet exceptional designed by Aspect 11.
There are a few occasions when even the darkest of clouds comes with a bright silver lining. Remodeled homes that have survived fires new structures built on bones of old residences that were brought down by earthquakes and revamped homes ravaged by storms definitely fall under this category.
A series of gardens courtyards and rooms create the lower level of the house that contains the living spaces with the top floor holding the bedrooms. It is white stained cladding that gives the house a unique façade and also filters in sunlight without completely opening up the home.
Smart architecture is all about adapting to the landscape even while flawlessly serving the needs of those residing within a structure. It is a delicate balance that is enhanced by elegant aesthetics and contemporary overtones.