Just south of Melbourne’s CBD in Australia lies House of Bronzed Steel and Stone, where an architectdesigns a dreamhouse. Crafted by Megowan Architectural and Anderson Construction, House of Bronzed Steel and Stone sits stoically. Primarily made from steel and natural limestone, the structure is both modest and intimate yet open and flowing. Working towards the brief, the architectdesigns a dreamhousethat hones the client’s needs. Natural light, a sophisticated palette and privacy were key focal points in the home’s construction.
The housetour begins on the streetscape where a steel gate filters occupants from the public domain into the private space – passing through the landscape forecourt and the full-height, dramatic, bronze front door. The architectdesigns a dreamhousethat evokes tranquillity, immediately felt throughout the interior design palette and materials used. A set of large steel doors fully reveal an open kitchen, living and dining area. A seamless indoor-outdoor living space is achieved as the architectdesigns a dreamhouse with large bronze steel sliding doors that fully retract, allowing the space to extend out. Outdoors, Jack Merlo expertly uses landscape architecture as a privacy device, acting as a key element in turning the home into an urban oasis.
The architectdesigns a dreamhousethat directs light to animate surfaces and spaces. Light scoop devices are integrated into the roof structure, bringing natural light from the north to the deeper private spaces of the home. Views of the swimming pool allow light bouncing off the water to dance through living areas and an east-facing glass splashback allows light to dapple through bamboo, animating the kitchen space.
00:00 - Introduction to the DreamHouse 00:37 - Entering and Walking Through the House 02:07 - Indoor-Outdoor Living 02:28 - Materiality 03:31 - Utilising a Gable Form 03:57 - Natural Light 04:17 - Landscape Architecture 04:35 - The Project Manager’s Favourite Part of the House 04:58 - Successful Teamwork
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Photography by Timothy Kaye. Architecture and Interior Design by Megowan Architectural. Build by Anderson Construction. Styling by Brendon Williamson. Landscape Design by Jack Merlo Structural Engineering by Don Moore & Associates. Filmed and Edited by Dan Preston. Production by The Local Project.