Undulating Cubes, Narre Warren, VIC
A medley of geometric angles and contrasting materials contribute to the dramatic appearance of this home in Melbourne’s southeast.
Created from a series of sculpted shapes, the exterior of this home makes a bold statement outside while delivering a series of bright and practical living spaces inside. Located in Narre Warren, Victoria, “Undulating Cubes” is an architecturally designed home that uses striking window framing to emphasise its unique form.
To realise the vision for the home’s commanding entrance, Alspec window and door framing solutions were identified which could deliver the visual impact and the structural strength. The large feature window which fronts the home was constructed using Hastings 550 Front Glazed Framing. In this type of system, the glazing is fixed to the exposed structural elements, achieving a clean, modern appearance. Meanwhile, the contrasting satin black finish of the framing emphasises the lines of geometric shapes to give the desired impact.
The Hastings 550 system is popular for upmarket residential builds or commercial applications because it is flexible and able to meet challenging architectural requirements. The system allows different frame widths to be used, while presenting a uniform exterior look, and can be fixed to other structures including timber, steel or aluminium.
To deliver the remaining window and door framing requirements throughout the home, the other Alspec products adopted were ecoFRAMEplus 150mm and Hunter Evo 150mm Single Flush Glazed Framing. Both products are appreciated for their flush-glazed appearance, structural strength and weather performance credentials.
For access to the private leisure area in the central courtyard of the home, ProGlide High-Performance Sliding Doors were installed. The ProGlide range was designed by Alspec to address the demands of the Australian climate and allow for expansive openings. These smooth-rolling doors can accommodate a large range of glass thicknesses, single or double glazing, and are available in double or triple track configurations with flush-sill options.
Project Name: Undulating Cubes
Project Address: Narre Warren, VIC
Architect: 2BScene Design
Builder: BFD Constructions
Fabricator: SSAS Architectural Windows Doors
Applied Finish: Satin black
Photography: Chris Ott
Alspec Products Used:
ecoFRAMEplus 150mm Centre Pocket Double Glazed Framing
Hunter Evo 150mm Single Flush Glazed Framing
ProGlide® High Performance Sliding Door
Hastings 550 Front Glazed Plant On Sections