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York Street Modern Residence / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

York Street Modern Residence / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

Project: York Street Modern Residence
Architects: Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
Structural Engineer: Meyer Consulting
Location: St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia
Gross Floor Area: 320m2
Photo Credits: Derek Swalwell
Text by JCB Architects

An existing heritage building is transformed through the introduction of a modern, two-storey addition that playfully re-interprets the distinctive geometry of the original dwelling through a contemporary lens. Capturing abundant natural light and garden aspects, the new addition employs a refined and subtle palette of brick, steel and timber.

York Street Modern Residence / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

Capitalising on the site’s orientation and garden aspect, every component of the new addition is oriented to achieve maximum natural light and ventilation while also enjoying a leafy garden aspect.

York Street Modern Residence / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

A conscious effort has been made to retain the key heritage features and structure of the existing dwelling by providing a clear separation to the modern extension. The two buildings of York Street Modern Residence are connected via a glazed link screened by hit-miss brickwork and a courtyard that celebrate the existing architecture and cascade into the landscape clearly separating the heritage building from the proposed contemporary extension.

York Street Modern Residence / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

The form responds to the hips and gables of the prevalent existing heritage buildings. A central focus is the sculptural staircase, which delivers its occupants from the ground floor to a landing study nook, set under a folding origami, timber-lined ceiling. The downstairs living spaces, while all being open plan, are delineated by a series of levels. These levels choreograph an engaging journey through the various components of the space (living, kitchen, dining, study), imagining each as its own individual space yet linked through a palette of textured materials and clever sightlines that provide striking vistas taking in the depth of the site and its multiple facets.

York Street Modern Residence / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

kitchen / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

staircase / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

York Street House / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

bedroom / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

York Street Modern Residence / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

York Street Modern Residence / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

bathroom / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

York Street Modern Residence / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

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