Born From a Place of Immersion – Three Angle House by Megowan Architectural
Mount Martha, VIC, Australia
Capturing the enviable site aspects, Megowan Architectural’s Three Angle House is born from a place of immersion. Sunken into its hillside locale, the architecture stands as a response to its site with the home overlooking three vantage points.
Comfortably set into its sloping site in Mount Martha, on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, Three Angle House stands as an architectural reaction to its enviable site and its multiple vantage points. Overlooking Mornington and Port Phillip Bay to the north, Mount Martha Reserve and Point Napean to the west and the CBD of Melbourne in the distance, the siting and outlook of this home needed to make the most of its fortunate positioning. Envisioned as a permanent address, the intent was to create and propose a home that that was open to its surroundings. Fusing materiality and form with boldness and restraint, Megowan Architectural extends the home to outward toward the plentiful views beyond.
Built by KabSav Projects, Three Angle House is a coming-together of an impassioned professional team and a long-held working relationship. Together with landscape by BLAC. Design and Utopia Landscapes, benchtops by Concrete Collective and styling by Style Haus Co., each element and contributor were carefully selected and curated. Inspired by an overall sense of lightness, the resulting form and its interaction and engagement with the site was imperative to fully capture the client’s brief and to fulfil their immersive sea-change venture. Through a close collaboration with the client, and extensive materials research, the comprising parts signify the engagement of all contributors, on all levels.
Comfortably set into its sloping site in Mount Martha, on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, Three Angle House stands as an architectural reaction to its enviable site and its multiple vantage points.
Inspired by a sense of the unexpected, the angles that have evolved as part of the form stand to represent the site beyond its boundaries. Acting as a response to the three distinct outlooks, the resulting angular architectural geometries are conduits, bringing views inward and connecting outward. The expansive view over the Jullul Bay enhances the entry experience, sunken into its site, sitting as a prelude for what is to come. Angular metalwork, stairs, benchtops and detailing further reinforces the architectural response, tapering and opening outward. The use carefully selected use of blackbutt timber adds a much-needed element of warmth to balance the use of concrete, steel, metalwork and glazing throughout.
A protected box from which to watch a storm unfold over the ocean or the play of light over the landscape, Angle House truly does respond to its unique site. Combining a spirited approach to materiality and form through a close working relationship with their team and client, Megowan Architectural proposes an immersive and restrained outreaching home.