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* Residential Architecture: Blairgowrie House by Intermode

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 1 November 2012

Residential Architecture: Blairgowrie House by Intermode: “..This residence is the latest modular housing project by Intermode. The house is located in the beachside town of Blairgowrie, 100km south of Melbourne. The site for the house is a narrow, sloping site, surrounded by native vegetation including Moonah trees and tea trees. This modular design is has a predominantly solid spine wall facing the south, while the long glazed elevation is orientated towards the northern views..The design brief for the Blairgowrie Residence was based on three key zones: 1. a kitchen, living and dining area located at the entrance of the house; 2. a separate bedroom and bathroom zone; 3. a central external entertainment zone bridging these other to areas with a glazed walkway..The owner of the Blairgowrie home is a Melbourne based retiree who already had a holiday house in the area but was keen to build a new home on a new block that would offer him a more modern and peaceful lifestyle. He approached Intermode seeking a home that would allow his family to engage with the local natural environment yet afford them privacy. They wanted to feel a sense of separation from the outside world..Intermode responded to the client brief by providing a solid entry into the home and positioning glazing in strategic areas to maximise views to private vistas. The home is ideally suited to its coastal location. Polished concrete floors keep the house cool in the hotter months and are easy to clean of sand and dirt brought in from the surroundings. Expansive decks support outside entertaining – an essential part of a coastal Australian lifestyle. The home is Intermode’s most successful home at maximising passive energy efficiency achieving a 7 star energy rating..”  Extensive glazing, natural light; passive energy efficiency; modular design..

See our posts on other modular homes by Intermode and Carr Design Group:

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image: © Derek Swalwell; article: Alarcon , Jonathan . “Blairgowrie House / Intermode” 30 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. <;

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* Residential Architecture: Kyneton Residence by Intermode

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 28 October 2012

Residential Architecture: Kyneton Residence by Intermode: “..This residence was built on a challenging block of land in Kyneton. It is situated on the site of a former stone quarry on a steep hill where very little flat land existed. Kyneton’s Residence’s owners were keen to build a modern home on their block but an affordable one. Nearing retirement, and having had a bad experience with cost overruns on a previous project with another architectural practice, the owners wanted to minimise their financial risk..The Kyneton Residence alleviated fears of over expenditure as it was designed and built to a fixed price and within a set time frame of 20 weeks. The Intermode design was also perfectly suited to the site as little excavation was required onsite to accommodate the very flexible housing modules that can be adjusted to suit complicated spaces..The design brief was based on four key zones: 1.a kitchen and dining area 2.a living area 3.a master-bedroom suite featuring bathroom, bedroom and study 4.guest bedrooms and bathroom..A generous outdoor entertaining deck is accessible from both the kitchen and living area to take advantage of the views towards Mt Macedon. Included in the fixed price for the project were high-end fixtures, fittings and finishes meaning that the client didn’t have to continually evaluate choices against their budget. The home has a minimum six star energy rating..The client was impressed by the flexibility of Intermode modules and features and the fact that the final design and finishes reflected those of a bespoke architectural house. To quote the client directly, “The wash up- a beautiful home, built within budget, finished on time AND exactly the type of home that at one stage seemed way beyond our means.”..”  Extensive glazing, natural light, views; high-end modular home with refined details and finishes; arkd vertical cladding..

See our post on another Intermode home by Carr Design Group, an award winner: Residential Architecture: Country Victoria Modular House by Carr Design Group..

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image: © Derek Swalwell; article: Alarcon , Jonathan . “Kyneton Residence / Intermode” 24 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. <;

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* Residential Architecture: Country Victoria Modular House by Carr Design Group

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Residential Architecture: Country Victoria Modular House by Carr Design Group: “..the residence comprises two buildings, each arranged along a spine housing all services..The main building contains the living room, dining room, kitchen, study, storage and bedrooms, connected by glazed walkways..Split-level timber decking joins this building to the guest pavillion, which contains a living and dining area, and two bedrooms..The house is constructed using galvanised steel columns and dark plywood panels..Large full-height windows, the over hanging roof and three metre-wide external timber walkways frame views of the landscape..The home is constructed using a modular design called Intermode, launched by Carr Design Group in 2007..”  An award-winning home; modular does not mean lacking creativity and sensibility; lovely interior, material sensibility, extensive glazing, natural light, views and connection with the environment; inspired sense of detail and choice..

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