At Lume Architecture we specialise in residential design. We strive to produce buildings that lift the spirit, make life easier and contribute to the built environment in a manner that is innovative, sustainable and pleasing. We encourage our clients to value quality of light over quantity of space; and to appreciate the natural beauty of raw materials. We also ask our clients to allow the form and appearance of a building to develop as a response to it’s site, it’s function and the delicate balancing of structure and material. We care about meeting people’s needs as they pass through the different stages of life as much as we are passionate about the art of architecture.
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This home is clad in galvanised corrugated sheeting and spotted gum. The timber has been allowed to silver off so that the house will blend into its bush environment. The house is integrated into the site as it sits low in the landscape. The ” L-shape” form has its back to the icy winter winds that sweep up the valley. Facing into the hill, it creates a courtyard that incorporates a natural rock swimming pool that looks as if has always been there.
Mooney Ponds Residence
Mooney Ponds, 2013
In conceiving this project, Lume Architecture felt the need to respect the historical and social context by conserving the heritage features of the existing double-fronted Victorian residence and the privacy of immediate neighbours. Externally, the addition complements rather than competes with the ornate façade of the original dwelling. Internally, the new is respectful of the existing at the front of the house, integrates or counter-balances it at the rear and breaks completely free from it on the upper level.
This building sits low within a natural bush landscape carefully retaining the horizon line upon approach. It also integrates with the site by using colours and materials that compliment the surrounding environment and by capturing framed views from within.