Location: Brighton, Victoria, Australia
Photography: © Derek Swalwell
The wolseley #project328 is a unique property, designed to cater to the needs of a young family of five. the desired aesthetic for the client was one of honest material clarity and expression, allowing for intrinsic rawness within the selected materials of glass, concrete, steel and natural timber.
.Conceptually, the architectural position of the home sits in an L-shape formation, centred around a focal pool and garden zone, creating uncomplicated transterior flow. Maximising the potential of the north-west orientation of the block and the corner positioning along an adjoining laneway, the Wolseley shoulders against neighbours and welcomes a clever use of introspective architecture.
.Views from the adjoining laneway display the artistic expression of the facade and capture the extent of the Wolseley structure seamlessly, highlighting the depth and symmetry of the design. Concrete cantilevers shadow the upstairs quarters which offer beautiful views to the garden, pool area and beyond. Flooded with natural light and ventilation via a landscaped two-storey external void, the underground basement offers a retreat for family and friends and another expressional design layer to the home.
.Designed with energy rating and zoning as key requirements, the Wolseley welcomes connectivity between shared spaces and uncomplicated flow between the three levels of the home. The clients wished to enjoy and inhabit every space with daily interaction, while every part of the block needed to be captured and utilised.
Images courtesy of mckimm
mckimm was established by Nick McKimm over 25 years ago. Nick’s appreciation for detailing and architecture, complimented by quality construction, has seen mckimm continue to grow and it is now renowned for being one of Melbourne’s most accomplished residential design and construction practices.
Over the past ten years, the design component of the company has seen substantial growth and today offers a full residential design service. The construction knowledge and expertise, combined with Principle Designer Lorenzo Garizio’s amazing design talent and textural aesthetic results in contemporary homes characterized by meticulous detailing and careful deliberation.