• Inarc St Kilda East Architecture
  • Inarc St Kilda East Architecture
  • Inarc St Kilda East Architecture
  • Inarc St Kilda East Architecture
  • Inarc St Kilda East Architecture
  • Inarc St Kilda East Architecture
  • Inarc St Kilda East Architecture
  • Inarc St Kilda East Architecture
  • Inarc St Kilda East Architecture
  • Inarc St Kilda East Architecture
  • Inarc St Kilda East Architecture

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ProjectEast St Kilda

Description

This home, located in East St Kilda, has been designed for a large and growing family devoted to the aesthetics of contemporary design.  This duality of purpose has impacted on almost every aspect of the building, including the size, the relationship between spaces, and even the selection of materials. The house is relevant to the many generations within the family as well as to their community of friends. The building was designed to accommodate large social gatherings of many configurations. This duality of purpose between the modernist aesthetic and everyday family use is visible in the façades: the public face is a formal grey stone composition while the private face is a warmer timber clad skin.  The articulation of the fenestration is also a graphic abstraction that appears as vertical and horizontal lines. The totally transparent ground and first floor windows are well disguised and hidden from the street, and give no indication as to the internal function, providing both anonymity and uniformity when the building is performing its extended family duties.  Moreover, these large areas of glass allow an intimate relationship with the landscape and garden vistas.