Frame Terrace House / McMahon and Nerlich Architects

- Advertisement -

Frame Terrace House by McMahon and Nerlich Architects

Frame Terrace House is a single-family house recently renovated by McMahon and Nerlich Architects, a boutique practice based in South Melbourne.

From the architect: The project was to transform a modest existing heritage house into a contemporary family residence. A variety of internal and external living spaces were proposed to allow for the varying degrees of privacy and dependence required for family life.

Frame Terrace House by McMahon and Nerlich Architects 1

A small inner city site was challenging. The existing building was in good condition and we worked to retain the essential aspects of the heritage place. The project continues the practice’s research into updating historic buildings to today’s conceptual and functional needs.

Frame Terrace House by McMahon and Nerlich Architects 11

We worked closely with the existing building. As much of the existing structure as possible was retained for sustainability reasons, but also to maintain the heritage of the existing building and the spatial qualities of traditional rooms. Contemporary spaces sit behind and over the retained spaces. New spaces are housed in a dark folded metal roof form that minimises it conceptual bulk through a subtle deception.

Architects: McMahon and Nerlich Architects
Project: Frame Terrace House
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Area: 188 m2
Photography: Mish Edstein & Superk Photo

Frame Terrace House by McMahon and Nerlich Architects 2

Frame Terrace House by McMahon and Nerlich Architects 3

Frame Terrace House by McMahon and Nerlich Architects 4

Frame Terrace House by McMahon and Nerlich Architects 5

Frame Terrace House by McMahon and Nerlich Architects 6

Frame Terrace House by McMahon and Nerlich Architects 7

Frame Terrace House by McMahon and Nerlich Architects 8

Frame Terrace House by McMahon and Nerlich Architects 9

Frame Terrace House by McMahon and Nerlich Architects 10

Frame Terrace House by McMahon and Nerlich Architects 11

Frame Terrace House by McMahon and Nerlich Architects 12

- Advertisement -

Mid-Century Sea Ranch Cabin in California Gets an Inspiring Upgrade

The cabin, sited in the redwoods, is one of a series of Demonstration Homes by Joseph Esherick that were commissioned by the original developers of The Sea Ranch. These homes were intended to exemplify how the building guidelines could be used to build a well-designed, and in this case, low cost weekend home. 

Bougainvillea Row House / Luigi Rosselli Architects

Project: Bougainvillea Row House Location: Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia Design Architect: Luigi Rosselli Project Architect: Sean Johnson Builder: Building With Options Pty Ltd Structural Consultant: Rooney & Bye...

Flora Farms Culinary Cottages in Baja California, Mexico

Flora Farms Culinary Cottages is a project completed by Dorman Associates in Baja California, Mexico. Developer Patrick Greene has owned the farm for 18...

Minimalist Light-Flooded Attic Apartment in Alicante, Spain

This light-flooded penthouse wants to recreate a pleasant, special space. A space of enjoyment but, at the same time, versatile and flexible. A small break in the heights. Therefore, it has been organized in a diaphanous way, allowing our clients to organize and take advantage of it according to their needs.

Children rooms by Cilek – From a child’s dream to a personalized corner of the universe

Each of us is unique and this is something we learn since the beautiful age of childhood, when dreams and reality mingle to create...

Oxalis Restaurant, Shanghai / Sò Studio

The Oxalis restaurant has a large terrace on the north side facing the Wusong River, which means there are great views. The roots of the “Oxalis” name can be traced to 2008, at Restaurant BRAS when Chef Jonas started to work with Michel BRAS where together with the kitchen team ...

Brick House, Old Laundry Transformed by Architect Christi Azevedo

Initially this brick house was an old laundry boiler room. Old and remained without utilities, this small construction from San Francisco was transformed by the architect Christi Azevedo into a full-service guest apartment.

Richmond Avenue House / Lipton Plant Architects

This end-of-terrace Islington town house in London’s Richmond Avenue was creatively transformed by Lipton Plant Architects (LPA). From the architect: Our unique process has transformed...

La Frangine House: Conversion of a Former Ski Chalet into a Residence

Located next to the slopes at Stoneham Resort, La Frangine house is the result of the expansion and conversion of a former ski chalet into a main residence. The architectural part of the project consisted in keeping the existing cottage and to design a second separate building connected to the first one.

V-Shaped Concrete House in Braga With Extensive City Views

This V-Shaped concrete house, located in Braga, is a project set up on two floors in a "V" shape, that was conceived to take advantage of the privileged views over the city.

Environmental Benefits of Metal Roofing

Sustainable living has its own benefits and with knowledge among people they are looking for green ways of living. Whether it is renovation in...