after successfully complete its wood and concrete residence back in 2015, australian studio moloney architects returns with its ‘two halves house’ located on silverwattle drive in victoriathe newly built residence is divided in to two pavilions of exactly the same size. the upper level pavilion houses the sleeping areas, whilst the lower level is the kitchen, meals, living spaces and garage. the two forms are offset and seperated far enough so that they don’t overshadow. 


the newly built residence is divided in to two pavilions of exactly the same size
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the material palette chosen for this moloney architects-designed residence is minimal and raw from the outside, but warm and refined on the inside. naturally fire-resistant blackbutt is used for the exterior cladding and windows, and light-toned birch ply is used to line the interior walls and ceilings. a custom-built steel and paperock island bench reflects the angles of the split form, including a raked ceiling and skylight that encourages you to look up as well as out.


the outer lounge area is set within the green victoria landscape


the upper level pavilion houses the sleeping areas, whilst the lower level is the kitchen, meals, living spaces and garage


the material palette is minimal and raw from the outside, but warm and refined on the inside


the fireplace surrounded by chopped timber is the living room’s centerpiece 


the kitchen features a contemporary finishing


the kitchen opens up to the backyard


details of the kitchen


the dining room and kitchen


light-toned birch ply is used to line the interior walls and ceilings


the bathroom


naturally fire-resistant blackbutt is used for the exterior cladding


preliminary plans of the project

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