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Luxury Singular Volume

In this feature project, Melbourne-based AM Architecture has taken on an unconventional design brief to produce a simple, stylish and uncomplicated home. Staying true to the client’s vision, Andrew Mellios (the AM of AM Architecture) decided to explore a simple idea: he would create a home that was a singular volume.

Breaking away from the traditional distinction between home and garden, Andrew’s concept was to create a striking three-meter-high black box to act as a boundary wall for the property and within this space create a seamless home and garden unit.

Walking through a steel gate entrance, edged with planting, and then alongside the boundary wall, you enter the home space. Once inside the single volume, the architectural definitions between inside and outside are deliberately loose. Large, steel-framed glass windows and doors open up into many courtyard areas. Rooms are open and filled with light while the floor plan is uncomplicated and easy to navigate.

The palette of building materials was kept natural, simple and dark. Timber veneer, limestone, honed bluestone and anthra zinc all contribute to the refined aesthetic. The end result is bold, gutsy and successful. The robust perimeter walls perfectly encompass a cohesive home and garden space that’s stylish, simple and beautiful.