Looking to the future, the clients required a house capable of a multi-generational family dynamic including their teenage children, Timba the dog and older parents who frequently visit from overseas but will eventually join them permanently.
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.
Honoured with the task of revitalising one of Melbourne’s most significant heritage listed homes, Albert Park Residence finds resolve in a respectful balance between authentic preservation and contemporary design.
Elsternwick House provides a growing family with more space and greater amenity, while preserving and celebrating the heritage of their original home.
Typical townhouse developments often have poorly planned layouts, uncoordinated and unnecessarily complex building forms, and eclectic material palettes.
This design for a rammed earth extension to a Californian Bungalow goes back to personal key experiences of places. However, I was less interested in a building itself but the interaction it generated and asked why. That was our starting point.