Renovation and Extension of the Hopetoun Road Residence by B.E Architecture

Renovation and Extension of the Hopetoun Road Residence by B.E Architecture

Architects: B.E Architecture
Project: Renovation and Extension of the Hopetoun Road Residence
Location: Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Photography: Peter Clarke and Melany Wimpee

The approach for the renovation and extension of the Hopetoun Road Residence is to retain the existing structure as an anchoring element, adding a series of pavilions underneath a floating copper roofline that wraps around the original building.

Renovation and Extension of the Hopetoun Road Residence by B.E Architecture 1

Embracing the client’s desire to maintain a fairly conventional residential structure, the design strengthens the form by creating a gable façade at the front and back with a clearly defined outline. Clad in polished grey render, the gables emphasize solidity and give the house a re-established sense of history and permanence.

Renovation and Extension of the Hopetoun Road Residence by B.E Architecture 2

In contrast, the extensions composed as ribbons of copper wrapping around the solid structure, sit softly above recessed glazing. As a counterpoint to the verticality of the façade, the thin, single-level roofline expresses horizontality. The copper banding creates various spatial experiences as it interacts with the original house.

Renovation and Extension of the Hopetoun Road Residence by B.E Architecture 3

The tension and balance between old and new are carried into the interiors of the house. The existing structure maintains the intimate qualities of the original house with a series of crafted details. The new areas, made primarily from glass, are open to the green landscape beyond. Prominent use of steel-framed windows is a unifying element throughout the project.

Renovation and Extension of the Hopetoun Road Residence by B.E Architecture 4

Renovation and Extension of the Hopetoun Road Residence by B.E Architecture 5

Renovation and Extension of the Hopetoun Road Residence by B.E Architecture 6

Renovation and Extension of the Hopetoun Road Residence by B.E Architecture 7

Renovation and Extension of the Hopetoun Road Residence by B.E Architecture 8

Renovation and Extension of the Hopetoun Road Residence by B.E Architecture 9

Renovation and Extension of the Hopetoun Road Residence by B.E Architecture 10

Renovation and Extension of the Hopetoun Road Residence by B.E Architecture 11

Renovation and Extension of the Hopetoun Road Residence by B.E Architecture 14

Renovation and Extension of the Hopetoun Road Residence by B.E Architecture 15

Renovation and Extension of the Hopetoun Road Residence by B.E Architecture 12

Renovation and Extension of the Hopetoun Road Residence by B.E Architecture 13

Renovation and Extension of the Hopetoun Road Residence by B.E Architecture 16

Renovation and Extension of the Hopetoun Road Residence by B.E Architecture 17

Renovation and Extension of the Hopetoun Road Residence by B.E Architecture 18

Renovation and Extension of the Hopetoun Road Residence by B.E Architecture 19

blank

Newsletter HomeWorldDesign

To be updated with all the latest projects

Most Recent

Most Popular

Old Coach House - House of Rolf 4

Old Coach House Transformed into a Spectacular Home / House of Rolf

Near the historic centre of Utrecht stands an old coach house. Long ago built in the backyard of a nice big building at the...
The Factory 30 Cafe Makes a Bold Statement of Rustic-Industrial Style 1

The Factory 30 Cafe Makes a Bold Statement of Rustic-Industrial Style

Tucked away in an unassuming industrial area of Mount Austin Johor Bahru, JWC The Factory 30 Cafe appears as an inviting red building, unmistakably the most eye-catching landmark in the mundane district. With the bold statement of rustic-industrial style complemented with great ceiling height
Manhattan Beach House Features Clean and Bright Scandinavian Expression 1

Manhattan Beach House Features Clean and Bright Scandinavian Expression

Mandy Graham is an interior designer. She was personally responsible for designing this home for her family, which includes her husband, Christopher, executive director of the banking corporation JP Morgan Chase, and the couple’s six-year-old twin boys Kai and Jude.
Pink Apartment by Zooi Studio - Different Textures and Unusual Colors 1

Pink Apartment by Zooi Studio – Different Textures and Unusual Colors

Zooi interior specialists have created a modern and functional interior of an apartment owned by a young couple. An interior conceived by the designers as equally comfortable for men and woman. A combination of different textures and unusual colors with the predominance of a minimalistic style.
CV House by Archiplan Studio

CV House by Archiplan Studio

Our project fully preserves the internal layout and marks the internal and external spaces, including elements of different scales, in order to redefine the hierarchies and the itineraries.

More Articles Like This