HOUSE IN SOMERS, MELBOURNE
Project Type: Residential
Architect: Open Studio, Melbourne
Products Used: REGGIANI YORI
Open Studio architects clients’ brief was clear and simple: a semi-permanent residence – something more than a weekender – for a couple, their dog and sporadic visitors. The site, located in Somers and virtually on the beach, offers panoramic views across Western Port Bay. Somers is a small beachside town established in the 1920s, stretching from the Coolart Wetlands to the Cerberus Naval Base on the Mornington Peninsula. Although just one hour’s drive from Melbourne, the area is still a relatively low key holiday place, characterised by elevated modernist fibro houses, unfenced gardens and native bushland vegetation.
Internally, materials and finishes were kept to a simple two-tone colour scheme. White walls and minimal joinery contrast with dark stained and waxed timber elements. Frameless pivot doors and flush skirtings were used throughout to heighten the sense of space and openness. The design uses the Yori semi-recessed by Reggiani, a minimalist high performance luminaire combining two simple bodies connected by a simple joint, allowing the optical section to be adjusted. Yori is designed for the most innovative LED lamps, and configured for mounting on tracks, inside channels, recessed or onto surfaces. Its versatility and elegant design make Yori the ideal solution for accent lighting in business, residential and exhibition spaces.