Australian practice BKK Architects has designed a house of 320m² (3,444ft²) in the seaside town of Mount Martha, in Melbourne, Victoria. Called Split House, the home comprises two volumes linked by a splayed stair that also acts as a seating area.
The Split House negotiates a complex range of conditions typical of emerging coastal developments. New houses for ‘downsizers’ in a suburban mode, paved driveways and letterboxes prevail, vying for the expansive views to Port Philip Bay, and backed by the relatively wild, coastal woodland of Mt Martha Public Park. The Split House provides a range of spatial relationships to its site and the broader territory that carefully balances the owners’ desire for privacy and engagement with their surrounds.
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Photographs by Peter Bennetts
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