Manning Road House, Australia | Noxon Giffen

Manning Road House, situated in Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs, is a contemporary home for a young family, designed by Noxon Giffen architects.

Two interconnecting volumes are connected by a 23 m linear skylight that runs along the spine of the main living areas of the house. The house’s envelope consists of a vented skin of Corten weathered steel that wraps the building, whilst openings with timber batten screens provide privacy and filter light. The resulting design is a minimal combination of forms, spaces, scale, colours, textures, light and materiality. 

Photos © Peter Clarke

Description by Noxon Giffen: 

East Malvern, Victoria 2010
In 2010, Noxon Giffen were engaged to design a private residence in Malvern East, Melbourne.
A double storey rectangular volume contains living spaces and the children’s accommodation, whist a separate single storey volume contains a parent’s wing. The two volumes are organized about a central access spine, which forms an Entry Hall and visually links to a pond and fire place beyond. Living spaces are generally located to the north for solar and garden access, whilst articulation of the building form and facade controls day-lighting to the interior spaces. The project adopts a number of sustainable design initiatives.
Since completion it has featured in a number of architectural publications and has been nominated for various awards.

Source: Noxon Giffen | Thisispaper