Talking with Anthony Clarke, principal of BLOXAS, (Black Line One X Architecture Studio) in the café beneath his studio, I wonder how much of an architect’s work can be understood through the spaces they choose to work from.
Perched above, and shaped towards, a busy intersection in Fitzroy North, this clear expression of occupation and context seems to capture in itself the qualities that Anthony is relating to me about a project he is currently completing.
Called the Split View House, this addition quite literally presents a split view to its occupants. Each of its two main spaces addresses one of the two key views from the site over the Merri creek, one best experienced at the beginning of the day, the other at its end. Anthony explains that this project pursues his interest in the character of a single idea, one critical response or observation from which the spatial, formal, programmatic and material elements of the project can legibly unfold.