This Melbourne Home Features a Glowing Wall

 - Aug 18, 2014
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Australian studio Jackson Clements Burrows Architects designed the 'Harold Street Residence,' a Melbourne home featuring a perforated brick wall. The punctured facade, which includes opaque glazing, allows the light from within the home to be visible from outside, creating an outstanding glowing effect.

On the opposite side, the plan has been reduced to accommodate an enclosed garden that can be accessed by the central living areas. The architects explain that the clients -- an older couple whose children have flown the coup -- were interested in exploring the boundary between private and public realms with this project.

The modernized Victorian residence is deceptively small. From the corner entry, the house appears to be a single-storey residence. However, this is due to the slope of the zinc roof, which swoops to disguise the home's size. The roof twists upwards in the back, accommodating for taller walls and more space.