Following from the successful 6×6 design exhibition in Wye River in June, property owners had another opportunity to hear from six architects about designing and building homes in our unique coastal environment in Melbourne on Tuesday 19 July.
The exhibition was curated by EdwardsMoore Architects and commissioned by the Office of the Victorian Government Architect.
For those who were unable to attend, video presentations from each of the six architects are available below. These presentations explore the costs and challenges, as well as exciting design opportunities that come with building in hilly, coastal and bushfire-prone areas.
Karri Fire House – Ian Weir
Ian Weir and Kylie Feher presented the Karri Fire House, which was designed for a professional firefighter (station captain) and his family. They developed a ‘fire plan’ prior to the build, which was incorporated into the design.
House at Big Hill – Kerstin Thompson Architects
Kelley Mackay, Director of Projects at Kerstin Thompson Architects, presented House at Big Hill, a triangular plan home covering 260m2 that is semi-recessed into its sloping site near the Great Ocean Road, and is the holiday home of a couple and their extended family.
Slope House – EdwardsMoore Architects
Ben Edwards from EdwardsMoore presented his design which is a personal project – building a small coastal getaway on a modest budget.
Skenes Creek House – MRTN
Antony Martin from MRTN showed some of his designs in areas such as Venus Bay, Trentham and Daylesford and talked about his Skenes Creek design, which is currently awaiting approval.
Tree House – Jackson Clements Burrows
Graham Burrows from Jackson Clements Burrows presented the Tree House, which is situated in the bush fringe of Separation Creek, perched on a steep forested hillside above the Great Ocean Road and Bass Strait.
Avalon House – Archiblox
Bill McCorkell from Archiblox presented the Avalon House, a modular-based, pre-fabricated home suitable for reasonable build and installation time frames.