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The form was inspired by the sloping site and how we could create a bold point of difference on a site that sat far beneath the street level. We aimed to perch the building within the landscape, like a rock juxtaposed in nature and creating a monolithic street presence.
Project name
Christmas House
Architecture firm
Taouk Architects
Location
Northcote, Victoria, Australia
Photography
Emily Bartlett
West Bend House was conceived as an inhabited pathway, a means to traverse the long narrow site from the street to the expansive rear garden with views over the banks of Merri Creek. We wanted to give this family of five, with children quickly becoming young adults, the ability to be independent and have time apart but also create varied spaces to...
Project name
West Bend House
Architecture firm
MRTN Architects
Location
Northcote, Victoria, Australia
Photography
Peter Bennetts