Middle Park 5
Sitting on a corner of block opposite Port Philip Bay in Middle Park, this three level residence is built on a suspended slab set slightly higher than the natural ground level to capture the ultimate water and city views.
Polished white concrete is utilised across the two living floors from the front entry door, lower bar and ground floor ensuites, to upper floor external paving and bathrooms, tying the house together and encapsulating both heating and cooling hydronic coils which control its internal temperature.
Expansive kitchen, family, dining and lounge room on the First Floor capture both the city and bay views from all areas. At the same time an internal courtyard provides a central green focus that is sheltered from the harsh weather coming from the Bay.
With zinc, Multipanel light weight cladding and feature brickwork facades, this home uses its environment to cleverly deliver cooled air from the basement below ground level to assist in cooling the house in summer, and uses dialectic glass to thermally protect internal spaces from both the hot sun and cold winds.