18 Issue 04
New House $1M-$3M Construction Cost Melbourne Design Studios (MDS)
Biophilia – Slate House Northcote Residential Design
Biophilia – Slate House Northcote demonstrates how a high class, topend home can be both beautiful and environmentally sustainable. Melbourne Design Studios has designed Biophilia on the principles of nature, clever craftsmanship and environmental design. Set in an inner-suburban streetscape, a blend of natural materials with a neutral palette work seamlessly together to successfully integrate inside with outside, making this intimate connection is a huge success factor. The passive design aspect of this project is excellent as is its ability to mitigate energy use. Meticulous detailing, natural materials and an imaginative use of space creates multi-use, flexible areas that bring joy and delight and are a testament to how a deep connection with nature can benefit occupants’ health and wellbeing. Biophilia is also the winner for Residential Design - Best Environmentally Sustainable and Excellence in Use of Masonry. Designer Melbourne Design Studios (MDS) Web melbournedesignstudios.com.au Builder Melbourne Homes of Distinction Interior Designer Melbourne Design Studios (MDS) Structural Engineer John Brock Consulting Building Surveyor Metro Building Surveyors Energy Rater Melbourne Design Studios (MDS) Photographer Peter Clarke Photography
Recognising good building design in Australia.