Mt Martha House is a residential project completed by Bird de la Coeur Architects, a boutique firm founded in 1992 by Neil de la Coeur and Vanessa Bird in Melbourne’s Southbank. This site falls away steeply by 17m from front to back. The house is mostly viewed from above, from properties higher up the hill and this was a major design consideration. The house is not necessarily recognisable as a house, nor was this of importance. The house is both ‘all roof’ and without a roof at the same time. A solid masonry spine anchors the house to its site and the expressive potential of architecture determines the design vocabulary. Ideas emerges from the sectional relationship to the ground line, and the roof. A solid masonry platform, with projecting lightweight outbuildings, anchors the house to its dramatic site.
The external appearance of Fishermans Lane house includes a combination of rough sawn vertical cedar weatherboards, timber shutters, dark corrugate roofing, extruded joiner frames and dark aluminium joinery.
Located at the end of a leafy street on a canyon slope, the West Lake Residence belongs to a newly retired couple. After living all over the world, they wanted a relaxed home to accommodate their art, gardening ...
The owner of the Nutcracker Home is a young couple with two young daughters. They wish to make the home into a space ideal for parent-child activities with a rich atmosphere for this theme.
The Willisdene house leverages Australia’s largest latent asset – the stereotypical backyard – to create a new heart for the dwelling and family, re-conceptualise the relationship between the house and garden, and to embed landscape in the ritual of everyday life.
The architect’s description: This house is located in the historic center of Chihuahua City, in north-central Mexico. This district displays a deteriorated urban fabric due...