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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Ocean Residence in Melbourne, Australia by Fmd architects

 
March 17th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Fmd architects

The residence is a weekend beach house for a semi retired couple with a large family and extensive corporate guests. The house was designed to entertain large amounts of guests for parties and extended stays. The house comprises and main wing as well as multiple guest wings containing bedrooms with ensuites, kitchens, living and entertainment spaces. The spaces needed to be flexible to cater for 2 people to 50 people at any one time.

FMD architects inherited the concept deign prepared by Tony Hobba Architects and was enegaged to develop the interior for the project.

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

  • Architects: Fmd architects
  • Project: Ocean Residence
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Photography: Fraser Marsden
  • Project Team: Fiona Dunin, Andrew Carija, Rob Kolak, Alex Peck, Owen Castley, Katherine Peaseley
  • Structural Engineer: Alsop Engineering P/L
  • Builder: Jumbunna P/L
  • Concept Architect: Tony Hobba Architects
  • Project Completion: January 2015

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

An interior landscape is created which merges into the surrounding external landscape. Materials and colours are drawn from the local environment and counterbalance the intense blue ocean hues. Natural timbers, local stone, textures tiles and muted stones are selected to mimic the surrounds. Selected paint and tile colours reflect the deep oranges and reds found in the local stone and local flora.

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

The interiors defer the striking landscape and subtly merge with it to create a seamless relationship between the interior built form and nature. The house is grand in scale,yet the spaces are relaxed yet sophisticated, modular and flexible. The balanced selection of imported and local furniture, lighting and materials celebrates the quality of local design within a global design environment. Bedrooms, bathrooms, living spaces and kitchens are individually designed to reflect a different aspect of the local environment Their proximity to the neighbouring beach determines the colour schemes. The closer to the dunes, the lighter the colour, while those orientated to the bush adopt deeper richer tones.  While each is individually designed, the overall feel is consistent in the palette and details The beach house confidently presents local design and materials, while deferring to the surrounding views.

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

The design is varied in its use of colours, materials, product while still maintaining and overriding design approach which is site specific and reflecting the natural landscape beyond. The people occupying this house are also carefully considered with their particularities, objects and mementos carefully curated and coordinated into the spaces, creating a unique interior tailored to their life.

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fmd architects

Image Courtesy © Fmd architects

Image Courtesy © Fmd architects

Image Courtesy © Fmd architects

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