Description by architect: Two storey rear extension to an existing single storey brick house in an inner city heritage overlay area of Melbourne with a brief centered around bicycles and wine collecting.
What was the brief?
We were asked to design a home that would store a thousand bottles of wine and eight bicycles for a young professional couple without children.
What were the key challenges?
The site was a small inner city site with limited access as well as having a heritage overlay on the site. Constraints of overshadowing, overlooking and visual bulk were a key part of the design response.
What are the sustainability features?
Solar panels and solar hot water were used in the design as well as insulation and double glazing and consideration for glazing extent and location.