This Australian house by McBride Charles Ryan is located south of Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula.
The house that resembles a letter box in the front and continues to unfurl into a gorgeous open veranda in the back. The whole concept revolves around the Australian double need to be inside as well as outside. It expresses the natural feeling of a canyon and all the senses it can awake: the sweet smell of a fresh breeze, the clear sky on a sunny day, the windy feeling on your skin. All these senses bring a new dimension in architecture and surprise the people living in this home with gradual love towards the design. Gold on the outside, it almost feels like this home has grown from the owners love for the beach.
The peninsula is the place where you suspend formality and convention for a while – we wanted the building to do this and to remind you of that – it moves too far from architectural convention towards the other disciplines – that was the intention. It becomes ambiguous – What is it? Where is the front door? You don’t need a ‘front door’ in a holiday house – you just find your way in.
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