The pretty green front door and decorative fence are in total contrast with what lies beyond in Shakin' Stevens House, a renovated residence in Melbourne, Australia, by Matt Gibson Architecture and Design.
Instead of creating rooms with doors, this contemporary design is composed of three cubes, each one contains a definite space and purpose. A glazed wall on one side of each cube overlooks the garden with its synthetic lawn and water conserving plants. There is a wonderful continuation throughout the structure, achieved by reducing internal walls and doors to an absolute minimum.
The colour palette is white and green, a refreshing heads up to the number of principles incorporated into this ecologically sustainable development. Thick walls for insulation, eaves to provide shade from the sun and passive climate control, all make for a reduced carbon footprint. The house is able to accommodate various family groups and is designed to be extended if required by simply adding more cubes!