Terrace House

Fitzroy / Australia / 2016

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A single fronted , single storey two bedroom worker cottage has been converted into a double storey 3 bedroom house, with central stair and light void. Strict heritage and planning guidelines controlled the building envelope in this tight inner city suburban block flanked by
adjoining terrace homes.
The original floor plan consisted of two sequential bedrooms, a bathroom and an open living a dining area connected to the rear courtyard. Relocation of the second bedroom to the upper level, provided scope for generously proportioned living areas conducive to family living and entertaining.
The stair is placed as an unfolding object, uncontained, integrating with the open living areas and connecting to the upper level through an open light void. By placing the vertical circulation near the light void and removing part of the floor, an architectural volume was created with dramatic proportions. A wall of angled glazing draws in abundant daylight from the adjacent light well. A visual language of cuts, folds and angled geometries appear throughout the building, threading individual compositions into a cohesive architectural piece.

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    A single fronted , single storey two bedroom worker cottage has been converted into a double storey 3 bedroom house, with central stair and light void. Strict heritage and planning guidelines controlled the building envelope in this tight inner city suburban block flanked byadjoining terrace homes.The original floor plan consisted of two sequential bedrooms, a bathroom and an open living a dining area connected to the rear courtyard. Relocation of the second bedroom to the upper level, provided...

    Project details
    • Year 2016
    • Work finished in 2016
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Single-family residence
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