Located on the first floor of a 1960s apartment building in the leafy Melbourne suburb of Toorak, the Woori apartment has canopy views and a sense of privacy rarely found in such a location. The rooms are generous, but the 1980s renovation was looking tired.
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.
An open and agile creative studio space for Gray Puksand’s Melbourne-based team of architects and designers. Gray Puksand has completed its new Melbourne studio fit-out by walking the walk on their own design methodologies.
Rathmines House is an alteration and addition to a Victorian weatherboard house in Fairfield. The poorly planned layout of the existing dwelling contained a lean-too out the back, housing the laundry and bathrooms to the north and living spaces to the south. A narrow corridor provided the only connection to the backyard.
The Garden Wall house had to sit alongside the existing studio/garage building, allow for direct entry to the second dwelling from the lane way plus maintain access into the garage and to the studio above whilst retaining sunlight in the existing studio room, where the owner worked.
This Northcote House is another in a series of houses in which we’ve employed creative means of getting sunlight into difficult spaces, while creating an uplifting feeling for the occupant. The existing house was on a narrow 6.5m wide block with neighbouring walls built on both boundaries …
We wanted the extension to their Melbourne home to embody those dynamic feelings. Meanwhile it would respond to our client’s brief for a house that uses environmentally sensitive materials and a creative form to harness the sun and be naturally comfortable and beautiful.