Mengler Avenue House

pa150168pa150173pa150177pa150179This is a house in Mengler Avenue Claremont designed by Kate Hislop.  It uses a very dry aesthetic with exposed fast wall, hardiflex panels and a colourbond steel roof. The roof is the main feature,  it changes form and expression over the course of the block. It starts as a low, undulating covered way and violently changes direction as it connect to the house. It then slows in the form an inflated mansard and steps its way gradually away to nothing.  The roof is also pierced in several places by dormer style windows. This is a great house, confronting in its honesty and exciting  in its form.

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