Slate House NorthcoteContemporary Hall, Melbourne
Photo by Jack Lovel Photography
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11. Mixed media. Melbourne, VictoriaDesigner: Melbourne Design Studios
Image by Jack Lovel PhotographyWhat problem or limitation did this project address? The reality of the setting meant that we were dealing with typical inner-suburban streetscapes, rather than a country property where connecting with nature would be easy. Also, today’s world with all its gadgets and 24-hour work day makes us very busy – there is barely a time and place to relax. As a built outcome, this family home inspires, relaxes and calms busy minds, with beautifully crafted spaces, natural materials and endless dialogue with nature.Each space offers intimate views and engagement with natural surroundings and vegetation, be it from courtyards, gardens, green roofs or planters. Natural light, ventilation and direct sunlight give a profound sense of diurnal and seasonal rhythms. Borrowed views of gum trees from the adjacent park give the feeling of being immersed in nature, blurring the reality of the suburban setting.