Architects: Intermode Pty. Ltd
Location: Woodend, Victoria, Australia
Project Collaborators: Carr Design Group VCON
Area: 523.0 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Derek Swalwell, Courtesy of Intermode Pty. Ltd
From the architect. This house is positioned near Mount Macedon, Victoria, Australia on an elevated site overlooking a vast country setting.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.”