Search

The masterful Melbourne home made with a surprising design combination

Concrete beauty
Take a look inside this gorgeous Sydney home.

A surprisingly complementary application of natural stone and Brazilian modernist design principles (as requested by the client) underpin the Concrete House by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design.

Overhanging the rectilinear timber, glass and stone ground floor, above, is an upper-storey framed by carefully angled concrete.

This structure is as practical as it is aesthetically pleasing, providing a lens to maximise views across the front of the property (over new landscaping by Eckersley Garden Architecture) and the rear (towards the Melbourne CBD).

Matt Gibson Architecture + Design were given a mid-century modernist brief for Concrete House.Matt Gibson Architecture + Design were given a mid-century modernist brief for Concrete House. Photo: Derek Swawell

The east and west elevations are windowless to enhance privacy and restrict sightlines.

“With nods to the desired mid-century modernist brief, the compositional palette, along with use of the client’s specially sourced stone on the exterior, is designed specific to the client’s needs,” architect Matt Gibson says.

“It is designed to reveal a sequence of spaces that combine compactness and spatial expansiveness, with a strong connection to the landscape.”

Gibson says the house is designed to have a strong connection to the surrounding landscape.Gibson says the house is designed to have a strong connection to the surrounding landscape. Photo: Derek Swawell

Vertical and horizontal material connections are woven through the interiors.

“Of particular satisfaction for us is that this house is designed as a beautiful backdrop to this family’s life,” Gibson says. 

See more at mattgibson.com.au. Download the Domain app to find designer listings near you.