The Mental Health House by Austin Maynard Architects (13 pics)




Austin Maynard Architects  from Australia have shaped their own storefront workspace into a cozy, modern and sun-filled work environment, adequately titling the project The Mental Health House / My-House . The award winning Melbourne based architects are well known for their unique approach, and such is their working space. At the same time this is also a home of Andrew Maynard, one of the foud Most clients ask for more natural light. In my own home I decided to have far too much natural light. “Let’s wear sunglasses inside” I proclaimed to my partner. Let’s bathe in sunlight and drench ourselves in vitamin D. She thought I was joking. Some architects are readily self-destructive, not in a fun adventurous way, but in a very boring “I’m over-worked, exploited and unfulfilled” way. As research emerges, it appears working conditions can lead to some significant mental health issues within the profession. My-House is my own home. It is also the office of Austin Maynard Architects. My family and I live upstairs, whilst Austin Maynard Architects occupies the shopfront downstairs. The kitchen, dining and garden are shared between my family and the AMA team between 9am and 5pm. My-House is an experiment that I live in. It is a home that I dare not impose on my clients. It breaks many important rules, often not in a good way. My-House lets in sunlight where a house should not. Whilst it is a very sustainable home, My-House is not as thermally efficient as the homes I design for others. Issues of privacy and personal comfort are often challenged in My-House. It is for these reasons that my family and I also love it. – from Andrew Maynard at Austin Maynard Architects RELATED: Find More Inspiring Homes on ArchiSCENE Continue for more of the project:

The Mental Health House by Austin Maynard Architects

The Mental Health House by Austin Maynard Architects

The Mental Health House by Austin Maynard Architects

The Mental Health House by Austin Maynard Architects

The Mental Health House by Austin Maynard Architects

The Mental Health House by Austin Maynard Architects

The Mental Health House by Austin Maynard Architects

The Mental Health House by Austin Maynard Architects

The Mental Health House by Austin Maynard Architects

The Mental Health House by Austin Maynard Architects

The Mental Health House by Austin Maynard Architects

The Mental Health House by Austin Maynard Architects

All Photos photos Tess Kelly, for more work by Austin Maynard Architects visit their official web pa

All Photos photos Tess Kelly, for more work by Austin Maynard Architects visit their official web page: www.maynardarchitects.com




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