58 Issue 04
Excellence in Use of Masonry Melbourne Design Studios (MDS)
Excellence in Use of Masonry
The internal courtyard which flows through to the interior space, is a spectacular example of what hard work and consideration can achieve.
Biophilia — Slate House Northcote Biophilia – Slate House Northcote is a standout project for its use of masonry. Melbourne Design Studio has created a stunning vision with the natural material. The internal courtyard which flows through to the interior space is a spectacular example of what hard work and consideration can achieve. Three different colours of LaPaloma bricks are laid down in a pattern inspired by dappled shadows created by trees to further accentuate the biophilic concept. Second-hand red bricks on the external walls and around the pool complement the contemporary courtyard. Slate used on the walls and roof work in harmony with other masonry elements to create a balanced and considered home. Biophilia demonstrates how an age old traditional material can be used in a contemporary way. Biophilia is also the winner for Residential Design – New House $1M-$3M Construction Cost and Residential Design Best Environmentally Sustainable.
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.