Tom Robertson Architects were responsible for the minimalist beauty that is the Cable House in Port Melbourne, Vic, Australia. The home was designed with paired back materials for simplicity. This perfectly suited the introduction of cables for structural and aesthetic solutions in various parts of the house.
The cables also allowed for more greenery despite the constraints of an urban environment. Built in trellis boxes blur the lines between the building and its landscaping as after a few months, greenery will be winding its way up the cables creating a natural facade.
Tom Robertson wanted to be sure not to overcrowd the space. Cables seemingly disappear allowing for structural support without cluttering the available space.