The Block House evokes a utopian vision of a peaceful, sustainable Collingwood. The clients’ brief: Industrial Botanical. Views to garden throughout the home creates a harmonious juxtaposition of built and natural environments. The home consists of three bedrooms, off street car spaces and a generous rear garden. Blockwork walls and metal cladding embody the industrial heritage of the locale — while striking copper details embellish the interior. Passive design equates to thermal performance being optimised and a considered natural ventilation strategy, which makes air-conditioning not necessary. Solar and rainwater are captured.