Balga House / Bellemo & Cat

© Mark Munro
© Mark Munro

Australian architects Bellemo & Cat have sent us a few interesting projects that we’ll feature on ArchDaily. The first one is Balga, a coastal house located in the state of Victoria, southeast of . The house was completed in 2006 in Point Lonsdale. See more images and architect’s description, after the break.

This is a coastal house situated in point Lonsdale, in the state of Victoria, Australia, within the ever present drama of the heads of Port Phillip bay. Architecturally we aimed to functionally mimic the role of the headlands by setting up a dramatic entrance that both guards and delivers you into the calm lawn of family life.

When looking for a formal language to inspire this project we noted both the dramatic natural land forms and the way the man made structures in this landscape have assumed a monumental nature of their own. The singular black lighthouse is paid homage to in the black clad retreat.

The one tree that was removed has been remembered in the pattern of the fireplace and the awning. Both are reworked digital versions of a photo of that tree.

More images after the break.

© Mark Munro
© Mark Munro
© Mark Munro
© Mark Munro
© Mark Munro
© Mark Munro
Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "Balga House / Bellemo & Cat" 30 Aug 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=33530>
  • Tee

    More Pictures!
    Entrance with the “Tower”-Thing-Wing looks very interesting!

  • Amanda

    How about some pictures that you can actually see the building

  • sullka

    Do you guys actually think that ArchDaily received 15 or so more pictures, plus floorplans, details and sections, and they just decided not to post them?

    Obviously the architect didn’t sent them, quit asking for more pictures or better angles.

    I keep seeing “more pics!”, “floorplans?”, etc in several archdaily posts….jeez.

  • Mark Munro

    Hi. I was the photographer on this project. There was other images, but really just for detailing purposes. It really needs to be viewed with the siteplan, as it was an EXTREMELY tricky location to shoot. WYSIWYG. Lots of trees in the front elevations etc. Hope this helps. regards, Mark