The barcode-like street façade on the “Grange” project is an abstraction of the view through a picket fence. The Canterbury area is populated with a mix of heritage-style homes, and the timber picket fence is a common theme. The concept results in a front façade window break up with irregular black glass interruptions reflecting the surrounding trees, offering privacy to the occupants, and alluding to the architecture of its surroundings.
Our approach was to think about the area and the residents who had grown up there – referencing the picket fence and how people view them, perhaps a shadow cast on the pavement, it offers a familiar feel to the area.
Michael O'Sullivan, Principal Designer
Location: Canterbury, Melbourne
Floor Area: 365m2
Outdoor Area: 57m2
Photography: Peter Hyatt
Materials and Finishes
In this project Vibe utilised Black Glass, Exotec Façade Panel System, Bluestone and Alucobond.
Commendation Residential Design: New Houses Over $1M