The gorgeous Good Residence in Sandringham, Victoria has been designed by Crone Partners Melbourne. The designers have worked closely with the homeowners to downsize their “wish list” into a crisp and deliverable brief. However, designer also faced some challenges like relatively tight inner suburban location and restrictive building envelope, but he managed to lose a very little in this process.
Good Residence, Victoria
The delicately detailed bold rectilinear form of the residential structure is set back from the street amidst a carpeting of natural ground cover. A fine path formed from old railway sleepers has been marvelously entrenched into the ground to make the entrance even more attractive. The view from the street substantiates at once that this house is somewhat different to those in the neighborhood and moreover, the residence sits comfortably and proportionally in its street context. The simple interconnecting and overlapping rectangular forms makes this structure even more attention grabbing. Every box like structure signifies a distinct portion of the designing part including a bedroom, study zone, living, workshop, garage, parents retreat and a wonderful outdoor terrace.
Screening devices for privacy and elements used in the construction frame and define views and this represents that building has been carefully articulated for the family members. External cladding is not just robust, but also changes appearance considerably with change in weather and also with the lighting conditions. It also supports warm and friendly interiors, filled with natural light, double height voids, high ceilings and luxurious materials.
The high performance double glazing glass has been used extensively and draws light into every corner of the room. The banks of operable louvers and huge sliding glass panels blur the line between exteriors and interiors and allow the family to engage directly with the outside environment. Otherwise, the members can also choose to close the place down completely, as per the weather and joy privacy and warmth in the inner ambiance.
The design of this residential structure is based on sound ESD principles, but is not unequivocally “green” in appearance. However, the design is more about furnishing control to the residents through a resolution that is highly interactive. The house relies little on the active cooling and heating systems that have been installed and this is due to the passive design solutions and various other options provided by the designer.
Crone Partners is a renowned name in the designing sector that provides architecture to global community and brings about creativity through assortment and expansion of ideas. It is well known for using the experience in the best way for developing the most thoughtful environment for people. In addition to this, the company also has a significant track record and a highly regarded reputation in the market for their creativity, designing and implementing innovative and award winning architecture to the global community. Currently, they have extended their services and expertise throughout Australia, China, Asia Pacific, The Middle East and Indian sub-Continent.
Architecture : Crone Partners
Construction : Good Construction
Photography : Derek Swalwell