The design for Ormond Esplanade is serious fun. The playful façade functions like skin. In fact, like real skin, it is blemished and rough, tough and resilient, protecting the more vulnerable interior. Inside, shape and color combine to create distinct spaces. The children’s bedrooms are fun and exciting, while the master bedroom is more dramatic and private. A distinct, organic wall design repeats itself in unexpected places. The home also utilizes a photovoltaic system, uses rainwater for flushing and washing, and grey water for the landscape.
Ormond Esplanade was designed by Australian firm Judd Lysenko Marshall Architects, and is indeed, as they claim, “sensory architecture that cannot be engaged in a single eyeful.”