Winner: Excellence in Use of Glass, BDAV 2018 Building Design Awards
Morell House is the latest home on the Peninsula from Vibe Design Group’s (VDG) Nepean Studio. An exercise in form and volume, this building offers something special from every angle. Inside and out. Principal, Michael O’Sul-livan says of the design intent, “It is simply a matter of responding to the site and landscape. Creating a building that is relevant and unique”. This is total design.
Every inch of the site is designed to enhance the owners’ living experience. Stepped, interconnected boxes, undulate with the terrain and define the character of the exterior. The interior conjures continuous connection between upper living spaces, and kids play zone on the lower level.
As your enter the building, and are stepped down to the ground level, tantalising glimpses of green become a curated visual connection to a mature English oak, a focal point of the site. Progress up through the building, and full height windows on the upper floor are meticulously placed to drink in a horizon of bay views.
This is a house realised by a practice at the height of its powers. Great design is brought to life by equally accomplished construction. Glass is used expertly to define spaces, and create connectivity throughout. VDG worked closely with sister building company Icon Synergy to deliver a finished product to the most exacting of standards.
“It is simply a matter of responding to the site and landscape. Creating a building that is relevant and unique”.