The Caulfield House by Bower Architecture strikes with the unusual dark exterior. Located in Caulfield, Australia, this new and contemporary house was designed to accommodate varying numbers of family members, visitors and guests. The dark panels of the exterior are the first thing to draw the attention.
Minimalist style architecture of a contemporary house
The residence is built on a suburban site and the project had to meet the challenge of surrounding buildings blocking the light. The owner’s requirement was quite clear – a bold new house with an abundance of natural light and glass. The structure of this contemporary house features two almost identical forms that are positioned at right angles to each other. The exterior is stunningly expressive with dark zinc panels folded into C shapes. The concrete and the zinc panels hide a central courtyard and spacious interior in white. The courtyard is connected to the different volumes in a way that allows to be transformed into a reading area or additional living space.
Contemporary house with stylish interior
Once inside, the basic colors are grey, black, white and natural wood. As per the owner’s request this contemporary house has big windows that allow a lot of natural light. The white color, being dominant in the interior, maximizes the effect of light and the modern an stylish furniture. The open plan design allows accommodation of family and guests. A dramatic effect has the low ceiling entry which opens into a double story gallery. Living spaces are designed to work independently for each other in a more private way or in case of many occupants sliding doors and different levels work together for their convenience.
The courtyard is connected to the living space with sliding doors
A dramatic effect of low ceiling entry and double height living space
The open space floor plan maximizes the use of space
Minimalist interior is flexible according the number of occupants