House in Silhouette

Atelier Red+Black achieved this design of this family home by embracing a modern yet ranch-style design, making use of the natural landscape in Melbourne, Australia.

  • area / size 4,886 sqft
  • Year 2018
  • Location Melbourne, Australia,
  • Type House,
  • Set on a large picturesque block on the fringe of suburban Melbourne, House in Silhouette is a contemporary home with country roots. This large family home was designed with its context and client brief firmly in mind. With accentuated gable forms and a durable material palette of corrugated steel and white painted brickwork, the house has a strong identity, yet sits quietly in the landscape.

    In order to facilitate a busy family life, the home allows spaces to be easily closed off when not in use, or opened up when the need arises. Another key consideration was embracing garden spaces, courtyards and the majestic eastern views.

    In an area that is dominated by faux-heritage homes, House in Silhouette demonstrates how architecture can provide a sense of place to the street, whilst also providing a family home set in the landscape.

    DesignAtelier Red+Black
    Photography: Peter Bennetts