Of all the objects to draw inspiration from in the design world, clouds have been among the most utilized. Their majestic, imaginative appearance along with their ability to take on several forms and shapes make them a great candidate for design inspiration.
The architecture team at McBride Charles Ryans decided to use clouds as construction inspiration with their absolutely stunning Cloud House. The house serves as both an addition and renovation to a double fronted Edwardian house in Fitzroy North. The home’s exterior silhouette takes on the form of a bubbly cloud, which has been lined with wood paneling on the inside to match the dwelling’s contemporary design elements found throughout.
“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.”