Residential ArchitectureLoftsThese Warehouse Homes Have a Original Metal - Brick Facade

These Warehouse Homes Have a Original Metal – Brick Facade

These warehouse homes have a original metal and brick facade (1)

DKO Architecture have designed five warehouse homes for Milieu Property, located in Carlton, Melbourne. Housed within a former Edwardian textile factory, these architecturally designed homes borrow from Carlton’s industrial past and cosmopolitan present. Perfectly positioned between Lygon and Swanston Street, these designer warehouse homes are located a short walk from Melbourne University, Elgin Street and both Princess and Royal Park. Designed around the concept of complementary contrast, the building’s original façade is highlighted by a newly built extension, pairing the site’s industrial origins with an interpretation of its current day form.

Description by DKO Architecture: Our design response is a considered and sensitive response to the site. The Heritage Facade is retained on the North, South and East side, and a measured and carefully placed new insertion. We are setting the new building back 1.3m from the heritage facade on the North side. Our insertion is a metal perforated ‘floating’ box. In order to create this we are designed a ‘shadow line’ between the first and second level. The ground and level one are set in 250mm within the heritage facade, while the second level and deck are extruded out 250mm to the edge of the heritage facade creating a shadow line.

These warehouse homes have a original metal and brick facade (3)

The reason for this shadow line is for the heritage building to appear like it hasn’t been touched from its beautiful history. The perforated metal facade pattern will have a representational pattern of the church St.Jude located on Lygon St, Carlton, just on the corner from Waterloo St. We always kept in mind the culture of the area, and really wanted to be sensitive and careful to respect it, and by this we are giving a bit of history back to the site.

These warehouse homes have a original metal and brick facade (2)

The perforated metal screens open to allow solar access and cross ventilation to the apartments. They can also be closed in order for privacy. Setbacks and overlooking screens are provided to consider the neighbouring dwellings.

These warehouse homes have a original metal and brick facade (6)

This building occupies the present and also talks to us about the past. The design isn’t extreme – yet however its different. Our main focus of this design was the consideration of the heritage facade, and by being sensitive to the relationship of the old and the new.

Architects: DKO Architecture
Client: Milieu Property
Location: Carlton, Melbourne
Completion 2015
Scale 143m²
Dwellings 5
Photographs: Gabriel Saunders

These warehouse homes have a original metal and brick facade (7)

These warehouse homes have a original metal and brick facade (5)

These warehouse homes have a original metal and brick facade (1)

These warehouse homes have a original metal and brick facade (4)

These warehouse homes have a original metal and brick facade (8)

PL2 House, Modern Home with a Nonconventional Architecture

PL2 House is the private residence of a young businessman, located in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, designed and projected by Seijo Peon Arquitectos y Asociados....

Monaci delle Terre Nere: Boutique Hotel Situated on the Slopes of Mount Etna

Monaci delle Terre Nere is a boutique hotel situated on the slopes of Mount Etna, the highest volcano from Europe, in Sicily, at an...

Charred Timber House Frames Views of the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica

Studio Saxe was commissioned to design a family home perched on the hilltops of the town of Nosara Costa Rica, that would blend and hide within its natural surroundings whilst opening to the dramatic ocean and mountain views.

Austin Dogtrot House / Charles Di Piazza Architecture

AUSTIN DOGTROT HOUSE refurbishes a bungalow from 1926 which has undergone numerous renovations. Surveys indicate that the house was originally a two-unit “dog trot”, a uniquely American typology, here re-interpreted in a contemporary configuration.

Work & Play – Expansion of Office Space for Comunal, in Lima, Peru

DA-LAB Arquitectos has designed the expansion of office space for COMUNAL, in Lima, Peru. Description by DA-LAB Arquitectos: DA-LAB has been part of the COMUNAL...

Related Articles