Woodend Residence / Intermode

  • 27 Oct 2012
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Architects: Intermode
Location: , Victoria,
Project Collaborators: Carr Design Group VCON
Year: 2011
Area: 523 sqm
Photographs: Derek Swalwell

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This house is positioned near Mount Macedon, Victoria, Australia on an elevated site overlooking a vast country setting.

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With existing planning permit permissions that required that their home be commenced within a very tight timeframe, the client needed a responsive design and construction solution. They had seen the Kilmore Intermode home and were sure that Intermode’s architectural form would fit ideally on the site they had chosen.

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Of particular interest to the client were the extensive glazed walls. These would frame the magnificent views afforded by the site while the sweeping decks, would provide a seamless link to outside lawns and a magnificent garden.

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The design brief was based on three key zones:

1. open plan living, kitchen and dining area, with external entertainment zone
2. a master bedroom suite with study
3. guest bedroom wing

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The home responds aesthetically and functionally to its unique rural setting. A polished concrete floor with in-slab hydronic heating keeps the house warm during the extremely cold winter months and double glazed windows help insulate the house, keeping energy costs down.

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According to the client:

“We were already very attracted by the Intermode architectural design and liked the flexibility the modular system offered in order to address our particular needs. This flexibility has been especially important in giving a unique look and feel to the end design we have implemented.”

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