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Smooth surfaces and crafted details form the interiors of Alexander House in Australia
Australia Architecture News - Jul 14, 2021 - 12:38 1440 views
Named Alexander House, the 250-square-metre space was designed as a design laboratory that combines working, meeting and living together in a uniquely-designed atmosphere.
The house reflects itself as an architectural residential showcase, while offering a purpose-built live/work set up, challenging preconceptions of home, land, family and work.
The team also describes the house as "a prototype for exploring sustainability, carbon sequestration and environmental innovation." The interiors feature elegant details that reflect the skills of the local artists.
A very impressive material combination with the adaptation of soft and powder colored tones are also at the heart of the space that make you feel at h-your own home.
"The Alexander House is our new way of practicing our craft. A courageous space to foster leadership, creativity and learning," said Alexander&Co.
The house was designed as a safe and comfortable space for reflection, experimentation and to nurture the creative spirit. The house is conceived as a prototype and a place for community gatherings and meetings to test out and challenge ideas.
Although the space looks like a real home, the space is open to host events, providing “Creative Conversations” and utilizing Alexander House to open a wider dialogue in the creative industry. The space would impact and our potential to introduce change, according tot he team.
"We are passionate about local artists and are underway with discussions regarding a moving gallery concept - perhaps even a future artist in residence," continued the studio.
"We are also committed to educating and engaging our team around reconciliation and have engaged Susan Moylan-Coombs from the Gaimaragal Group to host a series of ‘Cultural Conversations’."
"We are looking forward to sharing these discussions with our team and wider community," the team added.
Inside, the studio has used reclaimed timbers, rammed earth bricks from waste materials, a cohesive material palette of concrete, polished plaster, steel, brass and stone accents, which have all supported the studio's aesthetic vision and fostered a ‘found’ feeling.
The architects have chosen finishes and materials which are inherently imperfect.
According to the studio, "materials are deeply expressive and were selected to show their age, as is the case with the sandblasted timber and brass which could blacken and develop over time."
In the project brief, there was a key design factor in the project: site limitations, but this has encouraged creativity when it came to encompassing the various program functions its team required within the small terrace footprint with each of the four floor plates conceived to be programmed separately and transition with time.
Private exterior spaces and internal spaces are arranged vary in material, scale, lighting and volume inside. Each space has a different character and allows guests to provide both a true residential showcase experience for the clients and a flexible working environment for its team.
Project name: Alexander House
Location: Bondi Junction, Australia.
All images © Anson Smart
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