Melbourne-based studio Steve Domoney Architecture has designed the Robinson Road Residence, a two story contemporary house, located in Hawthorn, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Two defining notions drove the design for the house:
The street is currently in transition with the post war brick bungalow style dwelling giving way to more recent contemporary dwellings.
Secondly, with the establishment of a larger family home on the site than currently exists, higher privacy settings and greater intensity of development now surrounding the site.
In addressing the transitional quality of the streetscape, attention is given to how a new building will fit into a likely new streetscape rather than the existing one.
The house has designed within a balance between openness, with the views of the neighbourhood and a private space for its residents.
The space is defined by the proximity of the external pool which extends to its wall face. Strong visual interconnection is achieved throughout the living zones with an overhead bridge link.
The residence has won Abode Magazine 2012 House of the Year award as the “Australia’s best designed home 351sqm+”