Michael Ellis Architects

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Michael Ellis Architects
Level 1 16 Ormond Road ELWOOD VIC 3184 Australia

Michael Ellis Architects exists to provide dynamic architectural design and planning solutions for our clients. Its main building type activities are multi-unit developments, new residential buildings and alterations to existing housing stock. Michael Ellis Architects places as its core values, a commitment to personal responsibility and innovative, technically inspired creativity, that fashions

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Yellingbo Artists’ House

Yellingbo, VIC, 2012

Located within a rural context, on more than two hectares of mostly sloping land, the residence establishes within itself boundaries between public and private domains, articulation of spaces based on the program, and crafted interactions with the landscape. The floor plan creates opportunities for the integration of the work of others, or to showcase their skills. Internal galleries lead to vistas – one housing a giant stainless steel ball, and the other leading to the artists’ studios. The oversized ball reflects the residence – a mutually beneficial relationship, and part analogy of art referencing itself. A highly pragmatic plan has sleeping areas to the southern section of the house. The layout provides two separate creative work spaces to one end of the floor plan. Separating this from the creative spaces and garage are kitchen, meals and living which integrate along the glazed building perimeter to form an edge against the pool preceding the view. The stone wall serves to bind the plan, forming a tension that holds the spaces together. Tension within the facade is alleviated by the clear glazed entry door, illustrating the freedoms offered by a rural site and facilitating a dramatic reveal of space upon entry.

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Moray St

South Melbourne, 2011

Two storey alteration and addition to rear of Heritage listed property.

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Moray St

South Melbourne, 2011

Two storey alterations and additions to Heritage listed two storey home