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An Australian House Wrapped in Airy Steel

Categories: Architecture + Interiors

Screen shot 2014-05-27 at 9.09.40 AMThere’s plenty to recommend in this coastal home in the Australian state of Victoriaits sun-soaked views and dark, moody interior color scheme being but a fewbut, without a doubt, the star element here is the employment of a series of geometric laser-cut steel screens that encase part of the house’s exterior, creating a spectacular play of sun-dappled shadows.

Designed by Melbourne’s Wolveridge Architects, the house’s recycled timber profile has been given a low, horizontal configuration reminiscent of Mid-Century homes, an era further invoked by the expanses of cutout steel patterns that replicate the geometry of concrete ventilation blocks.

The airy steel segments act as a “permeable but physical barrier dissecting the public and private aspects of the dwelling,” say the architectsin addition to creating a decorative, visually ravishing segue from the indoor shade to outdoor sun. Screen gems, we’ll gladly call them.Screen shot 2014-05-27 at 10.11.41 AMPergolaPergola2Screen shot 2014-05-27 at 9.09.59 AMScreen shot 2014-05-27 at 8.15.20 AMScreen shot 2014-05-27 at 9.19.48 AMScreen shot 2014-05-27 at 9.09.48 AM

Images: Wolveridge Architects; Arch Daily

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