Wednesday, April 8, 2009

House of the Big Metal Leaves: Actually Looks Good

"Modern Australian Architecture - Leaf House mimics terrain"
Modern House Designs (April 7, 2009)

"In what has been described as 'Late 20th-Century Structuralist' style, this amazing modern house in Sydney, Australia was designed by Undercurrent Architects to respond to the raw Australian terrain. This artist’s studio, an addition to the existing main house, reflects nature with its layered leaf-like corrugated copper roof, held up by wildly twisting root-reminiscent steel columns, and wrapped in 3-D curved glass that blurs the boundary between indoors and out...."

Impressive-looking house. The post includes quite a few photos: including interior, and at least one with a person - a great way of indicating scale.

I wouldn't have minded seeing a floor plan, too: but this is still a good look at a contemporary house.

(This isn't the house I referred to at the end of the last post ("Residential Architecture by Architects for the Architect"), but it has the same general avoid-straight-lines approach to design.)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

heres a 4 min film showing the construction sequence, v interesting
http://www.australiandesignreview.com/adrtv/10949-Sydney-Studio-Undercurrent-Architects

Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...

Anonymous,

That's an impressive - and interesting - video. Thanks for the URL: http://www.australiandesignreview.com/adrtv/10949-Sydney-Studio-Undercurrent-Architects(Sydney Studio)
video 4:06

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