The Ross Street in Melbourne is a modern architecture house made of new timber, zinc and concrete, designed by Robert Mills Architects.
Accented with timber and glass details and strong horizontal zinc awnings it transcends its suburban environment and turns the house into an artwork due to its spiral staircase, chrome clad columns and frameless windows. Interiors stand out with their bright and airy contemporary style while expansive windows illuminate them, framing outdoor entertaining areas and a 13.5m pool running the length of the north wall. The windows line the interior to the same level as outside. A rendered steel sculptural staircase influenced by David Chipperfield’s work is the pivotal ground floor focus and leads to the second floor, which is topped by a circular skylight framing an endless celestial view. It initiates a vertical relationship between the internal horizontal spaces.
The Backyard of the modern architecture house
Minimalist and chic interiors of this modern architecture house by Hassell feature cool stainless steel, crisp lines and a white palette. Materials vary from earthy limed American oak, limestone and concrete to smooth high gloss paint, chrome and mirrors, as a desire for longevity promoted the use of high quality finishes and fixtures. Careful planning maximizes the available area as fluidity of movement between internal and external spaces was of fundamental importance to the clients. A low horizontal platform creates a linear connection that flows through the ground floor and out into the open courtyard while a gallery style walkway echoes this connection between the master bedroom, guest bedrooms and bathroom.
Modern architecture house furniture
Natural ventilation is provided through the automatic sliding doors and the open flowing interiors. Pivot doors provide the study at the end of the kitchen with prospect and refuge from the activity of the living spaces. This sophisticated, balanced and harmonious design has humanistic scale with its neutral palate of external materials which ensure the home engages with the streetscape.
Minimalist staircase design