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Toorak Residence / ADDARC

Toorak Residence / ADDARC

Project: Toorak Residence
Architecture: ADDARC
Location: Toorak, Victoria, Australia
Year: 2020
Photo Credits: Shannon McGrath

Positioned at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, the Toorak Residence is a dichotomy of sensory experiences. Designed for renowned landscape architect Jack Merlo, the design brief placed emphasis on a strong synergy between architecture and landscape whilst functionally demanding spaces suitable for large formal gatherings yet still appropriate for more intimate and relaxed family time.

The Toorak House is a study of scale and materiality, enriched by the presence of shadows. Solid glass bricks create a translucent veil upon which to glimpse this tranquil passing of the day and imbue a surreal luster and humility to the surrounds. At night, lights within illuminate the facade and project an ephemeral glow. Texture and light effortlessly transcend the spaces into a kaleidoscope of curated volumes, each as dramatic yet timeless as the last.

The Toorak Residence sets a new benchmark for the dramatic allowing the occupants to take center stage.

Toorak Residence / ADDARC

 

Toorak Residence / ADDARC

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library

Toorak Residence / ADDARC

living room

dining room

bathroom

Toorak Residence / ADDARC

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terrace

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bedroom

bathroom

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