Inside Out (Australia)
“Because we’re mates, the design process is really fun,” says Casey. “Scott, Matt and I sit down and go through magazines and Pinterest and make moodboards of everything we like – and then we push the boundaries a bit and hope council will like it!”
After a brainstorm, the team took their ideas to architect Michael, who based his design around light. “The timber box was defined by glazed windows over the roof,” says Michael. “The way the light passes through the home is beautiful.” The use of timber cladding and recycled bricks was a way to further connect the home to the site. “Being in a conservation area, we drew from the materials of the heritage period,” says Michael.
The timber cladding wraps around the box so that it appears to float. “You see the material wrap from the kitchen ceiling through the living area’s glazed roof and run up the exterior rear wall,” says Michael. He repeated the box shape throughout, with joinery to suit. “Everything ties in,” says Casey. “We love it.”
Using large-format tiles has also helped enhance the feeling of space. This plays out with huge 1800mm x 900mm marble-look porcelain tiles on the floor and walls in the bathroom. In the kitchen, the Maximum ‘Marmi Statuario’ porcelain panels from Artedomus feature large veining to make an equally big statement.