Located on the banks of the Merri Creek, West Bend House was conceived as an inhabited pathway, a means to traverse the long narrow site from street to expansive rear garden with views over the banks of the creek.
The design evolved through the consideration of two diametrically opposite traits that homes must possess, they need to be the Shelter and the Stage for the families that live in them. This was the key concern of West Bend House, how to nurture the very independent lives of the individuals that live there but also provide a variety of ways and means that they could come together with each other and friends. This was achieved by large range of social spaces that vary in scale and connections to each other social spaces or with more private areas of the house.
Antony Martin, Design Architect
Cameron Suisted, Project Architect
Joanne Nataprawira, Graduate of Architecture
Johnny Long, Graduate of Architecture
Brave New Eco, Interior Designer
Deery Consultants, Structural Engineer
Hansen Partnership, Town Planner
SBLA, Landscape Consultant