The Perforated House : A Statement Of Individuality In Australia
An outstanding facade stands between this home and the rest of the world. This Australian residence by Kavellaris Urban Design (KUD) is the living proof that architecture is a dynamic area, that evolves together with good ideas and goes beyond the known barriers. The most expensive feature of this home is the front facade – dominated by perforated steel screens. From inside, the view is not obstructed and on the outside it looks different from any other home. Inside, the open air living space allows the sun to warm up the north side while the south side, which is also the front of the house, allows a view of the neighbourhood. The built space is an area of 5.5×14.4m between two Victorian houses, in Brunswick, Victoria.
The second floor is totally secured by bluestone flooring. Indeed, even the backside of the home, where the children can appreciate sunshine in a small courtyard, is secured with bluestone, yet in addition has a major, vivid mural to break the monotony. The main floor is actually where the 2 bedrooms and bathrooms are situated, not at all like the usual house arranjament. The entire house design is a statement: “To us, this task is a platform to establish a critical dialog within our fabricated environment; to raise questions as much as to find solutions.(… )the external facade could be experienced internally and is also a multi functional gadget that constantly transforms the constructed frame from strong to void, from private to open, from opaque to translucent.“
Here you can see a video presentation of the beautiful Perforate House: