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Polygreen by Bellemo and Cat

An inner-city Melbourne home-cum-studio combines fibreglass and timber to highly creative ends.

Polygreen by Bellemo and Cat


October 14th, 2010

Architects and partners Michael Bellemo and Cat McLeod were never ones to follow the crowd.

Known for their high-impact residential projects with low environmental impact and innovative public arts works, this design duo has been breaking the mould since 1998, when they founded this architect-meets-artist partnership.

Among their groundbreaking projects is the cubic Bellemo & Cat house in Northcote, Melbourne, which proposes a solution to urban living with a minimal footprint.

“The look we were after was light and airy. The exterior cladding, which is seen on the inside, is printed with quite a busy graphic so we wanted something simple to compliment this design,” said Cat McLeod of their design choices.

To achieve this look, Bellemo & Cat used Alpine Ash ArmourPanel from Big River extensively, making for statement stairs and stand-out flooring across the home.

Click here to read the rest of this story and see all the pics on the Big River Group re:new website.

Photography by Peter Hyatt

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