Balwyn North Residence - Particular Architects

Balwyn North Residence

Balwyn North Residence

Status:
Completion September 2014

Construction Budget:
Approxmately $0.9m

Client:
Private

Location:
2 Ursa Street, Balwyn North

Program:
Private Residence

2 parents, 3 young children and a grandparent- a diverse stakeholder group, each with unique expectations and needs.

The brief for the project called for a variety of spaces, some which allow for congregation and others for retreat / privacy- seamlessly integrated and sensitively connected. The plan is pinched on the north to open up a winter courtyard, creating a subtle transition and threshold between the formal living area and the arrival hall.

The living spaces across the 2 levels are volumetrically connected- offering sense of generosity,  openess and characterful complexity. Bedrooms and utility areas are discreetly located, hidden out of view and acoustically protected from the 'public' face of the house.

Construction June 2014
Construction June 2014
Ursa Street, West Elevation
Ursa Street, West Elevation
Construction June 2014
Construction June 2014
Construction June 2014
Construction June 2014
Creating a protective envelope
Creating a protective envelope
Articulating the envelope
Articulating the envelope
Activating the ground plane
Activating the ground plane
Groundfloor Plan
Groundfloor Plan
Cross section through dining and living space
Cross section through dining and living space
North Elevation
North Elevation
East Elevation
East Elevation