RaeRae house is a new five-bedroom family home which incorporates the front of two pre-existing terrace homes. A glazed entry, set back between the heritage buildings, unites the two and forms the gateway to the new build, surprising in light and scale.
About Austin Maynard Architects
Austin Maynard Architects was established to strike a balance between built projects and bold, polemical design studies. The resulting highly crafted built work and socio-political concepts have garnered global recognition.
Austin Maynard explores architecture of enthusiasm. Treating each project as a unique challenge, we offer unique possibilities and we pride ourselves in sustainable design and experimentation. We work directly with occupants to ensure we understand their wants and needs. It is through this collaborative approach that the richness in our work emerges. We ask for open participation from clients and encourage them to draw, research, question and engage. We embrace deliberative design and ask users to be the authors of their spaces and their city. Where others may see compromise, we see client participation as an exciting enrichment of the process.
All of Austin Maynard Architects designs are concept rich, left of centre and sustainability conscious; styles and singular themes are avoided. Austin Maynard specialises in ideas rather than building type, whether the project be a house in Fitzroy, a library in Japan, a protest shelter in Tasmania or a plywood bicycle.
LOCATION: Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
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A redesigned family home within an existing 90’s shell. Why add a tiny lightwell to your dark, cold Victorian terrace when you can add a conservatory full of warmth, light and plants?
Grant House is the alteration and addition to a dark and narrow single-storey terrace in North Fitzroy, Melbourne. The old part of the house has been respectfully maintained and a new extension has been sleeved between original boundary walls.
St Andrews Beach House is a two storey circular holiday home, which takes advantage of the remoteness of site and expansive views, which extend in all directions.
Canberra is home to some of the best examples of post-war and modernist architecture in Australia. At Empire House, the brief was for an extension that catches the sun. The result was two pavilions, sympathetic to the existing post-war house, but distinctly contemporary in their detail.
Greenacres is Austin Maynard Architects first completed project in New South Wales. Unable to save the original dilapidated house, a new home was constructed on the steep block, a topography that set new and exciting challenges.