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Canning Street House by Techne Architecture + Interior Design

Canning Street House by Techne Architecture + Interior Design

Project: Canning Street House
Architects: Techne Architecture + Interior Design
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Photo Credits: Tom Blachford
Text and photos provided by Techne Architecture + Interior Design

The renovation of a large Victorian-era family home has seen Techne Architecture + Interior Design create a timeless aesthetic that integrates contemporary elements and original details.

Canning Street House by Techne Architecture + Interior Design

Techne director Nick Travers explains the design solution that creates calm, light-filled space for the home in Melbourne, Australia.

Canning Street House by Techne Architecture + Interior Design

“The renovation is contemporary but sympathetic to the Victorian era of the existing house. Our client wanted tactility and warmth in the design, which is a hallmark of all our work,” Travers says.

Canning Street House by Techne Architecture + Interior Design

“We identified that the kitchen, living and dining area could be significantly improved by demolishing the existing addition and creating a new pavilion structure which was a little larger and more light-filled. It could also be better connected to the garden spaces and given a more dramatic roof form.”

dining room by Techne Architecture + Interior Design

“The architectural skillion roof maximises the garden view and sunlight into the space, creating a transparent connection with the garden”.

living room by Techne Architecture + Interior Design

The new pavilion features full-height glazing framed in black steel, lending a raw materiality to create a seamless connection between the more traditional front of the house and the contemporary extension at the rear.

living room by Techne Architecture + Interior Design

The overall design took inspiration from garden houses and conservatories to create tranquil spaces with an abundance of views of the home’s well-established garden.

Canning Street House by Techne Architecture + Interior Design

bedroom by Techne Architecture + Interior Design

bedroom by Techne Architecture + Interior Design

Canning Street House by Techne Architecture + Interior Design

bathroom by Techne Architecture + Interior Design

Canning Street House by Techne Architecture + Interior Design

Canning Street House by Techne Architecture + Interior Design

Canning Street House by Techne Architecture + Interior Design

Canning Street House by Techne Architecture + Interior Design

Canning Street House by Techne Architecture + Interior Design

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