Architectural firm Archier demonstrates that building a modern house doesn’t require expensive materials. Using 270 one tonne concrete blocks, they built a stylish modern house for a family of three on a former sawmill site.
Located on a hill of Yackandandah, Australia, the new home protects its glass facade with sliding screens. Its front porch/terrace creates an indoor/outdoor environment in the main living area with an open layout.
Since the architects sourced the concrete blocks from different places, their shape and size differences show very well in a wall pattern. This, however, does not take away from the house’s aesthetic.
To give it a signature modern look, the designers used black steel, while plenty of wood brought much warmth to the place. In some of the rooms exposed concrete walls play nicely with the aged-looking wooden ceilings and black steel frames.
Unexpected brass surfaces in the kitchen and bedroom bring a touch of glamour and lustre to the interior. Mirrored facade, though hidden with behind the screens, adds to the house’s overall polished look. It has a great balance of raw materials and glossy surfaces.
Even though the house opens up to its green landscapes, there is also a courtyard with a Zen Garden and lawn to allow residents to enjoy an indoor/outdoor bedroom layout, and have a private sand box for their kid.