Design Director Justin Noxon
Manning Road House is situated in Melbourne’s established south eastern suburbs amongst predominantly historic red brick and tiled homes. The brief called for a contemporary home for a young family of five, with additional accommodation for visiting family and friends. Central to the brief was the desire for an environment which would encourage communal family life, whilst allowing areas for private retreat.
Two interconnecting volumes are linked via a central 23m continuous linear skylight, generating a natural flow of movement through the spine of the house. This active spine creates a variety of open communal and intimate private spaces, providing a framework for evolving family life.
The sculpted form of the volumes is in direct response to the environmental and passive requirements. Light scoops capture north light into all bedrooms. Crevices between the volumes bring light and air into the heart of the dwelling via openable screens and windows, providing a seasonal display of light and shadow.
High Commendation, WAN Residential Interiors Award, 2012
High Commendation, Australian Interior Design Awards, Residential Design, 2012
Commendation, Idea11 Interior Design Excellence Awards, Single Residential, 2011
Finalist, Houses Awards, New House over 200m², 2011
Finalist, House and Garden’s Top 50 Rooms, 2011
Lighting Design Partnership
Craig Eldridge Landscape Design
Peter Clarke Photography