Irons McDuff Architecture
Irons McDuff Architecture, enjoys collaborating with their clients to produce a finely crafted architecture of space, form and materials which enrich the human experience. We are an award winning practice focused on residential projects in inner city to regional and coastal locations, as well as other institutional projects. With a strong design focus, we are motivated to carefully design effective and sustainable solutions to achieve appropriate environmental and social conditions. Each design explores the intrinsic values of the client and context in a logical problem solving technique to incorporate all aspects of site, context, environment, economics, needs and desires.
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Barwon Heads, 2008
A new house conceptually developed from a locally historical reference to the former boat houses The residence provides for a simple holiday house visually linked to the open rural lands to it rear. The two major gable roofed forms provide the main areas, while a glazed stair between forms the entry and a break in the overall mass. Materials were selected for their inherent texture and colour, with a view to allowing them to fade naturally into the local environment, with little maintenance.
Nullamunjie Olive Oil
Swifts Creek, East Gippsland, 2008
Located in the Tongio Valley, near Swifts Creek, this building developed from the “sheds” of the local vernacular, and materials of its owner’s dwelling located on a ridge above. The roof is a large skillion, reflective of these sheds, with rammed earth blade walls guiding the visitor to its entry. A timber pergola, not only provides valuable shade from the extreme summer heat, but also a restful space reminiscent of the shaded courtyards of southern Europe. The building accommodates sta
St Kilda, 2004
Adding to a single storey dwelling this two storey rear extension provided valuable bedrooms and living environments opening to the rear garden. The design explored formal and material aspects of the Arts & Crafts style of the original house. Sloping walls mirror details in the architraves and trims, and use of expressed timber connections reflect the values of the Arts & Craft period. Dark stains to joinery pieces and the external timbers were developed from the timber details of the existing,