Noxon Giffen have been engaged to design a private residence in Malvern East, Melbourne.
A double storey rectangular volume contains living spaces and the children's accommodation, whist a separate single storey volume contains a parent's wing.
The two volumes are organized about a central access spine, which forms an Entry Hall and visually links to a pond and fire place beyond.
Living spaces are generally located to the north for solar and garden access, whilst articulation of the building form and facade controls day-lighting to the interior spaces. The project will adopt a number of sustainable design initiatives.