M House: A Successful Modification for More Natural Light by MAKE Architecture

M House MAKE Architecture - A successful modification for more natural light - HomeWorldDesign (2)

Small but very pleasant, this project realized by MAKE Architecture highlights the way in which a modest modification and an addition can bring a positive contribution to a family residence. M House was built on a land facing south, in Northcote, a suburb of Melbourne, and the key factor for this project was how to bring the northern light into the new living spaces. The addition to the old structure was realized as small as possible, so as to keep the yard intact.

M House MAKE Architecture - A successful modification for more natural light - HomeWorldDesign (1)

The double hip roof form of the existing house has been extruded to the rear and pulled away to create a small courtyard. The living spaces are now bathed in light during winter and the wood gutter protects them of the summer sun. The courtyard has become an extension of the living space and it allows the development of some family activities. The ‘M’ roof form is expressed internally to create expansive ceiling heights with the lining boards wrapping down the walls. The new living space has provided this family with a light filled space to come together and share daily life. Photographer: Peter Bennetts

M House MAKE Architecture - A successful modification for more natural light - HomeWorldDesign (6)

M House MAKE Architecture - A successful modification for more natural light - HomeWorldDesign (5)

M House MAKE Architecture - A successful modification for more natural light - HomeWorldDesign (8)

M House MAKE Architecture - A successful modification for more natural light - HomeWorldDesign (9)

M House MAKE Architecture - A successful modification for more natural light - HomeWorldDesign (7)

M House MAKE Architecture - A successful modification for more natural light - HomeWorldDesign (10)

M House MAKE Architecture - A successful modification for more natural light - HomeWorldDesign (4)

M House MAKE Architecture - A successful modification for more natural light - HomeWorldDesign (3)

M House MAKE Architecture - A successful modification for more natural light - HomeWorldDesign (1)

M House MAKE Architecture - A successful modification for more natural light - HomeWorldDesign (2)

M House MAKE Architecture - A successful modification for more natural light - HomeWorldDesign (3)

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Modern Weatherproof Lodges on the Rogaland Hiking Trail

The Estonian architecture office KOKO Architects has completed several mountain weatherproof lodges for Stavanger Trekking Association, an association of lovers of hiking. Project description: Stavanger...

Hammock, Vegan Hang Out Project in Barcelona

Hammock, Vegan Hang Out in Barcelona is a project completed in 2016 by Spanish studio Eque y Seta. Project description: Try feeling super stressed out...

English Cottage-Style Home in Atlanta by Robert Cain

This English cottage-style home was renovated in 2015 by Atlanta-based Robert Cain Architect. Description by Robert Cain: Tucked into the sea of Virginia Highland (an...

Moon Club in Prague / Formafatal and Machar & Teichman

The creative union of studios Formafatal and Machar & Teichman was given a chance to design the mysterious Moon club, located in a vibrant Prague city area of the Dlouhá street.