Around the Corner Northcote is a renovation project completed by Statkus Architecture.
Description by Statkus Architecture: The project comprised a renovation to an existing weatherboard house in Northcote. Previously rated at 1.5 stars this is now is a 5.3 star energy rated home with an extensive internal reconfiguration of spaces along with external decking & a new canopy. Once stage 2 is complete, the house will exceed a 6 star rating.
Retaining all the external walls and roof-lines in their current configurations, with new window and door openings along with a major interior reconfiguration of walls and spaces, the renovation has dramatically increased the home’s engagement with the environment, improving its livability, accessibility and year round comfort levels through the introduction of large north facing double glazing, combined with increased thermal mass, passive lighting, heating and cooling strategies.
This project embraces the Aussie backyard from the house, not as a celebration of the suburban dream, but rather through the lens of the Marathon. The sometimes grueling, but rewarding experience of competing in and completing such an event could be considered as analogous to the family unit, throughout its daily, weekly and annual life cycles and growth. The north, yard facing glazed facade, the threshold between inside and outside is considered the beckoning finish line, both end and the beginning.
There’s something nice about working with existing buildings and retaining as much as possible and this tends to inform our renovation work.
Architects: Statkus Architecture PTY LTD
Project: Around the Corner Northcote
Location: Northcote, Victoria, Australia
Photographs: Matthew Mallett
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