A resident of Melbourne Australia had an interestingly unique idea for his home design– and believe it or not, the resident is none other than the Architect himself at Kavellaris Urban Design, who was the mastermind and planning team behind it all.
The surrounding homes in the town home based neighborhood are all Victorian style, with ornate facades. While the previously vacant lot could have been built up with something in a similar fashion, KUD Architects designed a completely contemporary take on the Victorian terrace homes.
The front façade happens to be one of the most interestingly yet simple visual focal points of it all, especially when opened up during the day– the front portions open up like giant bi-fold doors to reveal somewhat of a “dollhouse” look. The technology behind its perforated metal look is genius, with one fact being that the panels are interchangeable (we wonder what Christmas looks like?).
It’s all comprised of a glazed wall that’s nestled between a three millimeter perforated anodised aluminium screen on the outside, a sheer curtain along the insid. It’s all integrated to allow cross ventilation as well as varying light levels and privacy. At night, the façade can either be exposed to the neighborhood with light from within the house, or kept private through external floodlighting, which creates shadows onto its surface.
Photos courtesy of Peter Bennets