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Australian based design firm Room 11 is the brains behind the dynamic Allens Rivulet House 2. The design team put the age-old saying ‘the kitchen is the heart of the home’ to the test by making the kitchen the focal point of the dwelling. Room 11 explains, “The house revolves around this heart and eventually lifts to peer over the first level ring. Voids make the heart visible from most spaces within the house. The compact plan is made to feel larger employing these voids. Internal and external spaces are blurred at one extreme, and highly contained at others.”
The glossy black façade gives way to a warm, wood paneled interior. Open and angular, the space is supremely minimal and void of any unnecessary design elements. A cool grey cement floors is the prefect backdrop for white, lacquered kitchen countertops, while floor-to-ceiling glass walls set the frame for a beautifully green, rolling landscape.
(Images Provided By Room 11)
Chenchow Little is one of the most innovative teams of architects coming out of Australia at the moment. Their fresh perspective on architecture is bringing forth a series of compelling residences, most recent, the Pitched Roof House.
In early design phases, most architectural projects work within the boundaries the home’s needs, and the concept of the design. But for the Pitched Roof House, the design was literally built around the strict building code guidelines for the neighborhood it was built in.
The local buildings department decided to play hardball with the new build. “Council requirements for setbacks, roof pitch, recessive colors, and roof and street context literally formed the boundaries of the project,” the team explained. Within these tough boundaries came the solutions that created this stunning new residence.
Materials such as pre-weathered zinc (which came highly recommended by the council), charcoal colored glass, and warm toned wood created the warm material & color pallet. Them the council gave specific height measurements for the roof, which varied at certain points, these points are what created the beautiful geometric design!
In spite of the extreme challenges that Chenchow Little had to face, The residence turned out to be a fascinating structure. The interior decor is kept quiet and minimalistic to allow the interior architecture to do all the speaking. The walls are finished with stone and white paint, with black trimming around the angles to enhance the nature of the zigzagging design.
There are two points of entry, one is through the underground car park, and the second is through the top floor – where a long wooden walk way leads you to the concealed metal front doors. Upon entry, an open plan of the living room, dining room, and foyer keep natural ventilation and makes the space seem large and light filled. In between the dining room and the living room there is an external wooden patio, to enjoy the warm rays that cast down into the home.
(Photography By John Gollings)