The Tower House by Andrew Maynard Architects is a Throwback to Village Life

By: David Ingram - Jun 3, 2015
References: maynardarchitects & ignant.de
At first glance, the Tower House may only look like a series of small and separated block structures. However, a closer look inside this home reveals the designer's true intentions. While it may look disconnected, the Tower House is actually a small village externally and a playfully connected single large family home internally.

The team behind Andrew Maynard Architects says that they were inspired when their clients asked them to create a home where a sense of "community, art and nature could all come together." For this reason, the traditional village motif was selected for the Tower House to move away from the monolith-like nature often given off by larger and more modern homes.

Located in Alphington, Australia, this home also features a community garden space, hidden interior dividers for added privacy and even a hanging net area suspended in the children's vertically-inspired study space. The Tower House is also made with sustainability in mind, and is carefully designed to limit household use of both mechanical heating and cooling depending on the season.