The powerhouse is a double storey extension to a single fronted Victorian in Williamstown Melbourne. This design took its name from the client an electrician with a dream to extend the house into a more open and spacious design
Jack Lovel Photography
Jack Lovel is a commercial photographer specialising in architecture and interior subjects. Combining studies in structural drafting and photography at cit perth, he has been based in Melbourne since 2012.
The design was lead by the Edwardian character of the original Elgin house and it was important that the new addition carried through this sensibility. The owners were wanting to create a relaxed family home, that both spoke of their life in Australia but also reflected back to time spent living in the UK.
This home challenges notions of a coastal suburban home. The external living spaces are in the front yard, not concealed from the neighbours. The main living room references the soft blue glow of a suburban night and appears from the street as a frame
The Breakneck Gorge Oikos project successfully met all the clients’ expectations and more – they look out to a sculptured mix of corten form and long masonry blade, which reads neatly as a connection to the landscape rather than an inhabited space.
A holiday beach house for former clients on untouched, undulating land scattered with peppermint trees – beach to the front and inlet to the rear. With enough space for multiple families or couples, this house is designed to maximise occupancy while remaining extremely compact.
A line driving the concept of transforming a Mid-Victorian terrace house. A simple brief – give us more light, flexibility in spaces and make the old house sing. A home to grow; a young family – owners can now enjoy the space and flexibility and stay within the community they’ve come to love. A home that allows them to admire the rejuvenated heritage features of a +130yr old house.