Located in a heritage streetscape in Melbourne, Australia, this contemporary home was a home aesthetic designed by Matt Gibson Architecture. Its many unique features and design styles are visible throughout the home, which only further blends the contemporary edge with rustic charm.
The winner of the 2013 Urban Architecture Awards for spaciousness and community work, the team at Robson Rak completed a residence that blurs the lines between modern housing and comfort living in Melbourne. Combining an industrial aesthetic and a sense of old world charm with modern flair, a bold blend of light and dark exoskeleton and passive heating and cooling techniques is a striking feature.
A lot of the emphasis on texture contrasts throughout the house, as the external wall of pocket ventilation bricks and ground-level earth bricks help to define lines that open the entry and create the impression of a much larger space. Warm timber features the exposed concrete and bricks, while black bricks bring warmth to interiors that feels cultured and cozy. The “furniture” located in parallel between the entry and the living room that surround it creates an interesting contrast between the futuristic elements present in every room and those crafted out of raw and unfinished materials.
Photos by: Chris Cooper Photographer