When this Semi-detached Victorian Terrace project first came into our office the renovation was for a young professional, the house was tiny, in disrepair, dark with almost no outdoor area. The brief was fairly typical;
Tatjana Plitt is an award-winning artist and architecture/interiors photographer based in Melbourne. She completed her Bachelor of Media Arts at RMIT University and has exhibited her work throughout Australia and internationally. Inspired by the power of architecture to shape how we feel, think and behave, Tatjana creates images that capture the mood and emotion of spaces.
Olinda House is the result of a love story between the owners and their site. Designed for vets and keen gardeners, Matt and Leanne, the home brings the outdoors in and means their daily lives are immersed in greenery.
Our Clients came to us with a book of midcentury classics, in which, much to our delight, they had earmarked a photograph of the deep verandah of the Farnsworth House by Mies Van de Rohe, which, along with the qualities of the location and site, gave us our starting point.
A House for All Seasons is a contemporary house designed for the evolving needs of a young family within the context of a heritage streetscape in inner-city Melbourne. The design of the form and facades of the house was carefully calibrated to the grain, scale and materiality of neighbouring dwellings.
Mum and Dad, our clients, also wanted to be able to have visual connection to the kids both inside and outside of the Peekaboo house, but also be able to have privacy when required.
The Cable House transforms a small, dark workers’ cottage into a contemporary family home, finding elegant solutions to the challenges posed by the dense urban environment, narrow south-facing site and heritage context.