It's fascinating to see inside architects' & designers' own homes.
It's kind of a snapshot of their thoughts on design at that moment.
Because design, like many creative pursuits,
is an evolutionary thing,
and good designers keep evolving.
This is the home of Simon Cookes,
the architect behind the young Melbourne firm Duckbuild.
On a modest plot only 4.5 metres wide
in the inner city suburb of Cremorne,
Simon has experimented with recycled materials,
shafts of light, bolts of vivid colour &
merging planes of space.
Shapes collide; colours jolt.
It's a home of energy & vitality.
With deep courtyards bringing in much-celebrated natural light.
Nest was originally built to be both home & office,
but Duckbuild has grown wings & flown to a larger space of its own
in nearby South Melbourne.
Which leaves Nest to be exactly that: a cosy retreat, just like its namesake.
Duckbuild, 133 Market St, South Melbourne
Images: ADR DW
Photography: Josh Robenstone