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* Residential Architecture: HOUSE House Melbourne by Andrew Maynard Architects

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Residential Architecture: HOUSE House Melbourne by Andrew Maynard Architects: “..an extended melbourne family owning two neighboring houses in dire need of a restoration and addition led to the clever re-design by local practice andrew maynard architects. the solution is simple and effective, join the two mirrored residences through a shared pivot point, with a backyard that is capable of transforming into one cohesive park. in breaking from typical australian homes with low roof lines and expansive footprints, this new typology introduces the strategies implemented in higher density contexts, creating slender taller structures with light flooding in from the roof and opening more space for the garden. the addition is a contemporary cedar-clad volume with several windows of varying sizes and a small children’s rendition of a house painted black meeting the street to discourage graffiti artists from tagging the wall..the interior exposes black steel elements as the primary frame structure, a spiral staircase and mesh corridors. the original brick of the existing buildings are left exposed creating a more industrial feel with decisive injections of warm wood planks for the siding and flooring accented through the glow from the skylight. the separate masses contain their own private areas and share the main living functions in the new addition..”  Ample glazing, natural light; interesting fenestration, interior volumes and materiality..

See our post on another home by Andrew Maynard Architects: Residential Architecture: Hill House by Andrew Maynard Architects.

image: © peter bennetts, courtesy of andrew maynard architects; article: Designboom

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