This resort house project is based in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. The project which designed by Bower Architecture is a project of transformation, where the dark and dilapidated existing the suburban house which has been converted into a hidden oasis. It is abundant with the natural light and seamlessly integrated indoor and outdoor spaces.
The owner wanted a series of the social living spaces with a resort feel, it is to be enjoyed with the family and friends. This house is having bought for its rear north facing the garden. Through the insertion of a high entry gallery and relocates living space to the rear (north) across both the floor levels, the new design is simplifies the original plan. The gallery is surrounding by the highlight louvered windows, it is gently illuminate the owner’s art collection with southerly light and encourage the natural ventilation so that the entire house can “breathe”. By connected to the pool via an external spiral stair, a large cantilevered deck which is overhangs the alfresco area is found in the first floor level; it is the children’s domain. The focus towards the garden and the pool and dissolve the boundaries between the building and the landscape is further strengthen by the extensive operable glazing to the northern facade and the continuous flow of the timber, concrete, stone and marble.
The resulting house project is a place which rich in possibilities and joy, it is enveloping its inhabitants in a sunny, the social sanctuary which is embraces the surroundings and thrives in the Australian climate.
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Photography by Colin Page