Design thinking is what the clients asked of Austin Maynard Architects when they commissioned their home. A house that would provide all their needs for the next twenty-five years, new generations included. ### 1:12684:2:1:130342:para
Austin Maynard Architects, an Australian studio, has designed Charles House. A design house in the purest sense of the word. It is a project designed with a time span of twenty-five years, able to provide everything necessary for family members of all ages.
Charles House is a family home that is able to adapt to children and grandparents when they are too old to be alone. It is a multi-generational house, whose design required a great deal of skill.
The flexibility of the spaces is at the basis of the design, and this is why all the rooms in Charles House can be opened or closed off according to the age of the inhabitants, their functions and the different needs of space. Austin Maynard Architects has also introduced sustainable energy, which will allow a great deal of energy saving over time.
Design: Austin Maynard Architects
Architects: Andrew Maynard, Mark Austin and Kathryne Houchin
Location: Kew, Australia
Surface area: 720 m2
Photos: Peter Bennets