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Cloud House / McBride Charles Ryan

  • 00:00 - 21 June, 2012
Cloud House / McBride Charles Ryan
Cloud House / McBride Charles Ryan, Courtesy of McBride Charles Ryan
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From the architect. The Cloud House is an addition and renovation to a double-fronted Edwardian house in Fitzroy North. Over the course of close to a century, this house has received several additions and modifications.

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Courtesy of McBride Charles Ryan

McBride Charles Ryan’s work for the house is designed in three parts. This allows for a sequence of distinct and unexpected episodes, with glimpses previewing oncoming spaces and experiences as you move through the home.

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Courtesy of McBride Charles Ryan

The street facade has been left to demonstrate the clients’ respect for the evolution of the character of the area and the modest street alteration belies the extent of the comprehensive internal renovation work. The spaces within the original structure are largely white in colour, united by exotic floral hallway carpet. This journey through the space is followed by encountering a disintegrated red-coloured ‘box’. This is the kitchen, at the heart of the property, which acts as a bridge linking the major spaces. A cloud-shaped extrusion is the unexpected final space. Following the form of a child-like impression of a cloud it is a playful addition where family and friends can eat and have fun surrounded by the curved form.

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Courtesy of McBride Charles Ryan

The new living addition faces due south while allowing controlled north sun into the living area and providing effective cross ventilation. The form of the ‘cloud’ conforms to setback regulations without appearing obviously determined by them. The extrusion creates a dramatic interior language where walls merge seamlessly with the floor and ceiling. The craftsmanship is remarkable throughout; it has a sense of care one typically associates with the work of a cooper or wheelwright. While the geometry is playful, the extrusion is essentially a contemporary barrel vault. It is our hope that this cloud has a ‘silver lining’.

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Courtesy of McBride Charles Ryan
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Christa K. · October 06, 2012

I feel like my future self would create something like this!

Christa K · September 03, 2012

Such inspiring work!
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Rich Payne · August 22, 2012

A house... That&#39s a cloud. Amazing and beautiful
http://t.co/upGFHncw

Abbi · August 22, 2012

A house... That&#39s a cloud. Amazing and beautiful
http://t.co/upGFHncw

Ceramica Tile+Design · July 31, 2012

AMAZING Cloud House -- Australian architecture is mind-blowing!

http://t.co/ohUZzKc5 via @archdaily

Nicole Henderson · July 31, 2012

Cloud House / McBride Charles Ryan | ArchDaily http://t.co/kKiZ6UAW > awesome house shaped...

Nicole Henderson · July 31, 2012

Cloud House / McBride Charles Ryan | ArchDaily http://t.co/5QH97NOy > awesome house shaped...

Consonant Skincare · July 31, 2012

How cool is this cloud house? http://t.co/fyezz6PO

Camila Arango · July 27, 2012

WTF this house!!! :D http://t.co/hHHujHRC

Nancy & Betty Studio · July 27, 2012

Woah! This is a very cool home. When can we move in?! http://t.co/ncRokuzp

katie guggenbiller · July 27, 2012

Cloud House http://t.co/vbVYq2rj

Ragdah Alhowaish · June 30, 2012

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Dina Al-Ghalib? · June 30, 2012

@JBagadir i love it see it kokii ! Cloud House / McBride Charles Ryan http://t.co/MzgXOhWR

Red Wolf · June 30, 2012

Cloud House http://t.co/DFRf7Qef #architecture

I, Architect. · June 30, 2012

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Grace ? · June 30, 2012

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Omamah alsadiQ · June 30, 2012

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Peter Hartog · June 28, 2012

There's nowhere to hang the inevitable RAIA for nebulous residential architecture in a suburb ending in the letter Y.

Pistolphe de Brouhaha

Sasha B · June 27, 2012

@yellowtrace Don&#39 know if you saw this, it seems perfect 4 yr blog "Cloud House" billows from unassuming Edwardian home http://t.co/hMd0wWGy

RolineNjeri · June 26, 2012

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Steve Gow · June 26, 2012

Sure, its alright...the real question is, where am i gunna put the Ikea POÄNG chair? http://t.co/bLrL5l2c via @archdaily

Daniel Marston · June 26, 2012

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Kerrin Egalka · June 25, 2012

I dreamt I lived in a cloud... #goodmorning

http://t.co/NdgI6SOo

Eng.Kamal · June 25, 2012

??? ?????? -- ???? ???? ????
Cloud House / McBride Charles Ryan |

http://t.co/AlybA5Ml

#Architechture
#Design

Piotr Loska · June 24, 2012

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Joe Ginsberg Design · June 23, 2012

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maria bortell · June 23, 2012

Great look for a cloud house - http://t.co/pQMxSPFD #playusdesign #publicspaces

ezequiel · June 22, 2012

This house is inspired on the revcloud cad´s command, isn´t it???

Interface Nederland · June 22, 2012

Van dit huis kun je toch alleen maar in de wolken zijn? #design #architectuur http://t.co/8ne4GFrp

J.Y. · June 22, 2012

Reminds me of the Big Duck.

zoomstudio · June 22, 2012

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Ieva ?emod?nos · June 22, 2012

Haha, atceros, k? Fersters z?m?ja m?kon?šus uz t?feles 1.kurs? un teica: "T? nekad neprojekt?jiet!" :D http://t.co/PUx4WyaS

Jaenne S · June 22, 2012

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Travel Writer · June 22, 2012

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Mi Ying · June 22, 2012

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ben · June 22, 2012

Cloud House was designed in 2008
Apple iCloud trademarked in 2011

CAPUY · June 22, 2012

&#39Cloud House&#39 diseñada en tres partes, una secuencia de episodios distintos e inesperados http://t.co/eUQmqw0H #Arquitectura #Diseño

Samuel Borreguero · June 22, 2012

Cloud House / McBride Charles Ryan http://t.co/pqhKdTVW #architecture -- ArchDaily (@ArchDaily) @nubecitaES house ;)

Samuel Borreguero · June 22, 2012

Cloud House / McBride Charles Ryan http://t.co/pqhKdTVW #architecture -- ArchDaily (@ArchDaily) @nubecita house ;)

M. B. · June 22, 2012

Sorry this is NOT architecture.
Horrible, anyway.

Karen O. · June 22, 2012

A fun home in Australia inspired by the classic nimbus cloud http://t.co/XnD9xjra interesting but a little cartoon style

Tim James Whitcombe · June 22, 2012

The sky&#39s the limit - Cloud House http://t.co/yMAIeGAB

bLogHouse · June 21, 2012

somebody took the revision cloud on the section drawing way too literally.

Patrick H · June 21, 2012

This seems like a lot of effort to create an essentially rectangular interior.
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On the other hand, it is unique and playful, two elements missing from most projects.

JK · June 21, 2012

I can't imagine that section is far off from the parti sketch...

PiotrB · June 21, 2012

One question, why this shape? It's waste of money. People like to complicate their lives.

Sarah · June 21, 2012

Living in a cloud is far from a cliche.

Sarah · June 21, 2012

Living in such a wonderful space is far from a cliche.

CLOC · June 21, 2012

Ok, now we can safely say: That rounded cloud icon all over the internet and now in full concrete expression is a total cliché...

ben · June 22, 2012 07:21 AM

Cloud House was designed in 2008
Apple iCloud was trademarked in 2011

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