A double storey rectangular volume contains living spaces and the children’s accommodation, whist a separate single storey volume contains a parent’s wing. The two volumes are organized about a central access spine, which forms an Entry Hall and visually links to a pond and fire place beyond. Living spaces are generally located to the north for solar and garden access, whilst articulation of the building form and facade controls day-lighting to the interior spaces. The project adopts a number of sustainable design initiatives.
Manning Road House, East Malvern, Melbourne, Australia, by Noxon Giffen Architects, Photography by Peter Clarke