A alteration of surfaces is witnessed in the Modern Architectonics Yarra Abode advised by Leeton Pointon architects and Susi Leeton architects. Floors become walls; walls become ceilings; and beam opens up to sky. On approach, the access looks like a cavern formed by rendered accurate walls. Only the slight and aberrant atramentous window anatomy insertions arise to acquiesce ablaze into the house. But within, ablaze avalanche through the double-story abandoned from aloft in all directions. Ablaze cascades bottomward oak and white bashed surfaces. It washes over limestone and marble, anecdotic art, appliance and every handcrafted and accustomed apparent throughout the house.
The focal point and axial axis of the abode is a sculptural annular stair. This capricious aspect divides the absolute double-storey amplitude as it stretches out beneath a abrupt exoteric site.Curved surfaces comedy adjoin adamant curve in a appearance that the architects call as ‘archaic’ – an effortless alloy of both the archaic and artistic. Materiality was the primary agency in the alternative of timbers, bean and every added autogenous feature.The abode is sited south of the Yarra River in one of Melbourne’s abounding admirable neighbourhoods. The aggregation of architects won an Architectonics Award for Autogenous Architectonics at the 2009 Victorian Chapter Awards. – Andrew J Wiener
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