Portsea Beach Shack by Pleysier Perkins Architects

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Location: Portsea, Mornington Peninsula, Australia

Year: 2017



Architects: Pleysier Perkins Architects

Builder: Kleev Homes

Photography: © Michael Kai



A small addition and intricate interior intervention to a classic 1960s beach shack situated only a stone’s throw away from Portsea’s iconic Shelly Beach.

This charming four-bedroom cottage had a lot of existing Mid-century Modernist features to work with including lattice steel trusses, painted brick and white timber windows. The client’s brief was to build on this and improve the use and internal flow of the kitchen/living spaces, create a better connection to the garden as well as make design updates to the joinery, lighting and bathrooms.

To the front a modest reverse lean-to addition sits respectfully back from the original beach shack and surrounding houses. Inside is a relaxed and light multipurpose hangout – that opens up front and backyard alike – blurring the lines between the inside and the outdoors. A painted brick spine and concrete bench continues to the outside either end of this room, connecting the two outdoor spaces and creating the backdrop to a front garden sitting ledge and a playful backyard BBQ and pizza oven.

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Pleysier Perkins Architects


Pleysier Perkins is a Melbourne based architecture and interior design practice established by Ramon Pleysier and Simon Perkins in 2002. They share responsibility for a diverse range of mainly residential projects with Studio Director Berit Barton and Associates Anthony Dann, Ross Berger and Julian Legg. All are supported by a talented team of architects, interior designers and graduates. more


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Prahran, Victoria 3181, Australia

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Merricks House by Wood Marsh Architects

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Location: Merricks, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Year: 2009



Architects: Wood Marsh Architects

Photographer: Jean Luc Laloux 



While the opportunities inherent in a semi-rural, seaside context have been exploited to their fullest in this peninsula house, lessons learned from the effects of an often harsh coastal environment have necessitated a balanced response. Rather than orientate the house solely to the sea view, and the accompanying sea winds, a pair of curved rammed-earth walls arcs across the landscape to divide the site, and the building. To one side of this central spine, views to Western Port Bay are captured and framed; to the other, the vista is back into the slope of the land, away from prevailing winds. Here on this protected side, the house opens up to outdoor living spaces and a pool.

Internally, the subtly curved spine itself is a dramatic thoroughfare drawing the visitor in, past a series of smaller, refined volumes housing bedrooms, to a main living zone. The rammed earth walls, concrete floors and timber-lined ceiling provide a luxuriously raw and tactile backdrop to the spectacular natural surrounds.

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Roger Wood and Randal Marsh have been in private practice since 1983, and their early philosophical and aesthetic ideals have been sustained to inform their architecture throughout the ensuing decades. Contextual issues of locality and region underpin their diverse body of work, which spans residential, commercial and urban architecture.

The practice is renowned for its clarity of vision and its versatility, with art galleries, wineries and private homes as deftly executed as the extensive urban infrastructure the firm has created in and around Melbourne, where it is based.

In each project, Wood Marsh’s founding principles are evident: the sculptural quality of the external forms, the play of solidity and transparency, and the materiality of the limited palettes. Each reminds us that contemporary architecture can have a permanence, and that practical design can be unique and beautiful.

Unmoved by the ebb and flow of design trends, Roger Wood and Randal Marsh cite the arts, generally, rather than architecture specifically, as being of a greater influence on their practice and are proud that their work has been acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria, the National Gallery of Australia, RMIT University and private collectors.

The firm has also been recognised nationally and internationally as the recipient of more than 50 architecture industry awards.

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Blairgowrie 2 by inForm design

 

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Location: Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

 Year: 2014


Architects: InForm

Architect in Charge: Simon Perkins

Photography: © Hilary Bradford


This timber and glass pavilion is the second house in the development and continues the theme of coastal modernity.

Following the principles of the InForm ‘Retreat’ design, but on a larger scale, the house includes a double garage, four bedrooms and a lounge, as well as an open plan kitchen, meals and living space.

The characteristic long lineal roof plane caps the entire building, protecting the loggia and deck that extends the length of the northern exterior. A full height vertical timber screen protects the loggia from the west, and creates a dynamic front façade.

Large full height black aluminium doors connect the living areas and master bedroom to the deck and sweeping lawn beyond. The black aluminium provides a striking contrast with the smoky grey oiled timber cladding and crisp white fascias. A white concrete brick blade wall separates the entry from the loggia and extends into the living area to form the fireplace.

White oiled oak floors add an appropriate contemporary but rustic sensibility to the interior palette, which also includes stainless steel and marble bench tops, oak joinery and a white mosaic tiled splash back.

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Sandringham Vic 3191
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