Cornerstone House

Located in a former stone quarry in Melbourne, the Cornerstone House merges the site's rugged past with clean contemporary design. Splinter Society Architects reference the plot with a series of large boulders placed throughout the interior and the landscaping. These massive stones were left in their original, raw state and craned onto the site where the house built around them. Giving the dwelling its namesake, the rocks were used as anything from partitions and joinery to flooring and furniture, acting as literal cornerstones in the design. Contrasting the rough slabs, sleek metal siding clads the exterior and blackened timber slats and steel handrails adorn the inside while natural wood hues and rose-toned metals add warmth to balance the living spaces.

Photos: Sharyn Cairns / Splinter Society

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