Chen Residence

New Residence
Ivan Rijavec architects
Felicetti provided Structural Design, Documentation and Supervision

This house, designed for a Melbourne family, stands alongside conventional dwellings in an established eastern suburb. From the street, the building presents an orchestration of straight lines, soaring angles and twisted curves. Once inside, the stair works as a central sculptural form around which all the bedrooms and living areas pivot. The architect Ivan Rijavec describes the dynamic as a geometric centrifuge, a structure which suggests different things to different people……….the movements of a dancer frozen in time, a huge swirl of milk suspended in space, whatever the imagination will allow.