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Visit Privee: An Irish family built in the bush

Situated in the hills of Invermay, in the State of Victoria, this residence is a proof that Australian architecture can adapt to a European lifestyle. In 2012, an Irish couple and their children has demenage Invermay, near Ballarat. They ask in the architect Mick Moloney imagine for them a house that remind them of their homeland. After spending most of their lives out there, they held to have a house has two floors because they were accustomed. But they also wanted a typically Australian residence and a view of the surrounding bush. Of the applications which left the architect to undertake the project, which will complete two years later. Result: a modern residence with large pieces a live open-plan, or interior spaces blend seamlessly with the landscape.

Coup d ‘eye
Who lives here ?: an Irish-Australian couple and four children
Location?: Invermay near Ballarat, in Victoria, Australia
Dimensions?: 330 m ??; 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

Visit Privee: An Irish family built in the bush

Moloney Architects
It was the first time that customers were building a house. So they have carte blanche to Mick Moloney, knowing that he was going to get the most out of his imagination and his experience. «They were extraordinary clients», He says. «They had confidence in the process and leaves the field open to professionals. In fact, they had very few precise demands, apart from having five bedrooms. They just gleans some magazine clippings and made some notes on precise needs, as a drop cloth and a huge bathtub. «

Initially, the architect had offers Layouts on one level for the whole family. However, the couple stood together in the bedroom upstairs, a provision that reminded him of most Irish homes. In this project, the priority was to multiply the points of view of the surroundings of the house.

While the rooms upstairs were going to enjoy views of choice, it was quite different to the lower parts. Mick Moloney therefore suggested to opt for a door-to-fake structure. «Thanks to the door-to-fake, the living areas are advancing far enough on the hill to give the view to the southwest» He says.

Visit Privee: An Irish family built in the bush

Moloney Architects
Most of the construction is made of wood. «We love wood, because it is a material with which it is easy to work. It is inexpensive and absorbs atmospheric carbon rather than to generate «, says architect. The house was a nominee for several design prizes awarded to wood constructions and even won the Australian Timber Design Awards 2015.

The entrance, seen here, sets the tone for the rest of the house: it is welcoming, but also very broad. «We like to create multifunctional places. The staircase is integrated at the entrance as a design element in its own right to save space «, Mick Moloney says.

Visit Privee: An Irish family built in the bush

Moloney Architects
While near the entrance, the dining room is large enough to accommodate a dining table XXL. It also includes an office area that can disappear behind a sliding wood panel.

Visit Privee: An Irish family built in the bush

Moloney Architects

Visit Privee: An Irish family built in the bush

Moloney Architects
Invermay possesses a cold climate, with winter temperatures that regularly drop below zero. Twice, the architect remembers seeing snow cover the site during construction. For him, the key was to ensure a high level of insulation and guide the house so that it takes maximum advantage of the sun in winter.

At night, the thermal mass of the concrete slab and siding rejects heat it in stock at during the day and helps reguler temperature. The fireplace also helps to disperse heat into the room.

Table and chairs: Great Dane; By Philippe fireplace Fireplaces

Visit Privee: An Irish family built in the bush

Moloney Architects
For the whole family, the kitchen is the heart of the house. The central island is used daily, either to eat on the go or for small lunches in the morning speed. It is also around this element we shall meet during the festivities. The owners wanted a cozy space that encourages children to participate in the preparation of meals.

Visit Privee: An Irish family built in the bush

Moloney Architects

Visit Privee: An Irish family built in the bush

Moloney Architects
The large open plan living area opens to a panoramic terrace. The architect and his team not only had to consider the climate in winter, but the summer weather. Mick Moloney explained that wide eaves were not necessary on the west façade, since the after-noon, the angle of incidence of the sun’s rays is quite low. Instead of screens shade made of wooden slats were installed on the north and west facades.

Visit Privee: An Irish family built in the bush

Moloney Architects
Four Elements compose a facade ?: Facing Corymbia maculata, slats ofeucalyptus pilularis, glass and concrete.

Visit Privee: An Irish family built in the bush

Moloney Architects
Very bright, the lounge features a double height that enhances the feeling of space. Although the fireplace is first destiny has warm up the room, it also provides a central point and delimits the different areas.

Oak interior coating smoke ?: Harper Sandilands ?; Suspension Dollop: Ash Allen

Visit Privee: An Irish family built in the bush

Moloney Architects
The game room allows children to have fun in a space located across a side of the part has to live. Having connected parts between them is an important element of the Layouts of the residence. Retractable sliding doors control the noise from the room while a small window (which does not appear in the photo) will keep eye contact with the children, even when the door is closed.

The interior decoration is not yet complete. The owners are looking to introduce modern items that can be meler the warm tones of the house.

Visit Privee: An Irish family built in the bush

Moloney Architects
The Layouts of the bathroom of the ground floor is simple and contemporary, with Reece fittings and accessories at Roger Seller.

Visit Privee: An Irish family built in the bush

Moloney Architects
The bedrooms are situated upstairs. The master bedroom is completely open, since it is endowed with no door! «Even though we suggested the idea to build the master bedroom open to the space above the living room, we were not convinced that they would accept. But as the family is very linked, parents like the idea to be able to be in contact with the hum of the house « says the architect.

Visit Privee: An Irish family built in the bush

Moloney Architects
Mick Moloney says not only be proud of its achievements in matters of design, but also the relationship he wove with the owners. «It’s nice to go out with them for a glass of wine and discuss their plans for the ground Layouts», He says.

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Comments: 3

  1.  
    ejp44 

    The outside goal I like the inside Does Nothing for me. It’s like an empty warehouse / storage facility, it’s cold and uninviting, no real character of icts own, hand the rooms are far too big for Their Purposes.
    I think the architect / designers-have boxed together all the great ideas They Have Had in Their Heads and shoved them all in the one house. I like the use of concrete, wood and glass the goal I couldn’t live in a place like that. Sorry.

     

  2.  
    That Creative Feeling by Dina 

    Love this home!

     

  3.  
    ejp44 

    And I hate to think how noisy it Would Be in side as well, like an echo chamber.

     

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