Balwyn North Residence
Completion September 2014
2 Ursa Street, Balwyn North
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.