Melbourne house hided behind high concrete walls
February 04, 2023 - Australia
Austere concrete walls create labyrinthine paths and pockets of greenery around this home in Melbourne, Australia, which was designed by local practice FGR Architects.
Named The Courtyard Residence after the large garden space and swimming pool at its centre, FGR Architects organised the five-bedroom home as a "layering" of spaces, creating a buffer between the street and the interior's calm, minimal living areas.
The high, monolithic concrete walls create a narrow entrance path at the front of the home, alongside a ramp that leads down to a basement parking space. The long, narrow plan is organised with an open living, dining and kitchen area at its centre, flanked on either side by bedrooms, bathrooms and a small snug area at the front of the home that overlooks the street through a large window.
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