Architecture and Interior Design StudiosFMD ArchitectsMelbourne Heritage Home Renovated by FMD Architects

Melbourne Heritage Home Renovated by FMD Architects

Melbourne Heritage Home renovated by FMD Architects

Project: Melbourne Heritage Home Renovation
Architects: FMD Architects
Team: Fiona Dunin, Jayme Collins, Alice Edmonds, Rob Kolak
Builder/General Contractor: Dome Building
Structural Engineer: Webb Consult
Cabinetry Design/Installation: Koo We Rup Cabinets
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Project size: 1,937-sq.ft
Completion date: 2019
Photo Credits: Peter Bennetts
Text by FMD Architects

The brief expressed a desire for north-facing living areas to accommodate extended family and friends, creating strong spatial distinctions between living, dining and kitchen areas and facilitating moments for the family to connect. The spatial qualities of the existing cottage drove the design team to develop a narrative around inverted and split volumes, establishing a pattern language and balanced visual cohesion.

Melbourne Heritage Home renovated by FMD Architects

The new addition for this Melbourne heritage home follows the existing roofline with an apex cut out, drawing in northern light. The lowered roofline below reinforces the line of the existing double-loaded corridor in the new open plan living spaces, allowing the spaces to be split into two zones; the kitchen and dining to the east and the lounge to the west. The raked roof line is expressed internally in both spaces with the lowered corridor ceiling dividing the two.

Melbourne Heritage Home renovated by FMD Architects

The ‘split’ concept is reinforced in subtle interior gestures throughout the home. Each element articulates connection and individuality, reflecting the personalities that come together as a family unit. The kitchen bench is composed of offset sculpted forms, bathroom joinery is articulated in triangulated geometries, while the northern deck reiterates the roof form in plan, mimicking an inverted shadow cast by the building.

Melbourne Heritage Home renovated by FMD Architects

living space,FMD Architects

kitchen, FMD Architects

Melbourne Heritage Home renovated by FMD Architects

Melbourne Heritage Home renovated by FMD Architects

bedroom, FMD Architects

bathroom by FMD Architects

Melbourne Heritage Home renovated by FMD Architects

Melbourne Heritage Home renovated by FMD Architects

Radical Alteration and Refurbishment of an Existing Terraced House

This project involved the radical alteration and refurbishment of an existing terraced house on the South coast. The building dates from 1908 and is one of the earliest houses in the UK to use a reinforced concrete frame.

Wilder London, a Modern British Restaurant by Kirkwood McCarthy

Wilder London is a modern British Bar, Restaurant and private dining room in Shoreditch, East London. Kirkwood McCarthy were asked to transform the existing basement space of Terence Conran's hotel Boundary London.

L-Shaped Apartment in Taipei / Fu Design

The owners of L-Shaped Apartment are a young couple engaging in finance. The hostess usually cooks at ordinary times and the host likes to invite some friends on holidays for parties to play board games or electronic toys.

Bila Wabi Sabi by Sergey Makhno Architects: 4 Techniques of Beauty, if Such Exist

Bila Wabi Sabi is our no ordinary project because it embraces one of cult Japanese philosophies called ‘wabi-sabi’, or ‘imperfect beauty’. Its calm white (‘bila’ means that clean color) interior contrasts with a bustling city outside.

Edgeland House – A Bunker-Style Home Designed for a Science Fiction Writer

Edgeland House is a private residence designed by Bercy Chen Studio in Austin, Texas. The Edgeland House is commissioned by a science fiction writer enthralled with 21st century human habitation in the urban frontiers of abandoned industrial zones.

Related Articles