Wood/Marsh Pty Ltd Architecture

DOMAIN ROAD

Victoria, 2006

In reference to the mansions that line Domain Road, Wood Marsh’s approach was to design a freestanding, symmetrical structure of classical proportions. Maintaining set backs similar to the adjoining buildings, the three facades viewed from Domain Road are tapered in a pyramidal form and are symmetrical from all elevations. Balconies are extended and recessed within this form. The building is predominately clad in natural coloured terracotta tiles with deeply recessed fenestration. The intention is for a subtle and finely resolved materiality in reference to the neighborhood vernacular and in particular the brick dwelling immediately to the east. This project reinforces the scale of the street and preserves the rhythm and grain of the area. It does not mimic historic styles found elsewhere; rather it is a contemporary design that improves the overall character of the neighborhood through quality and permanence.