Hill House in Melbourne by Andrew Maynard Architects

The extension of a house becomes a curious landscape project

by Malcolm Clark
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Hill House in Melbourne is the playful residential project by Andrew Maynard Architects, where the roof becomes part of the garden through a seamless continuation of the lawn. The project involves the extension of a house by constructing a new element that connects with the existing one.

The project involves the reversal of hierarchies of space by making the back garden become the central element of the house.

The fundamental objective is to avoid blocking the entry of sunlight into the existing structure and to orient the new element in the most advantageous way.

As the structure is located on a mainly flat plot, like the whole of Melbourne moreover, the building itself becomes an element of the landscape: undulating, accessible and fun.

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    Hill House

    Victoria / Australia / 2012