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Monday, 19 November 2012

andrew maynard architects: HOUSE house, melbourne

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'HOUSE house' by andrew maynard architects, melbourne, australia
image © peter bennetts
all images courtesy of andrew maynard architects

an extended melbourne family owning two neighboring houses in dire need of a restoration and addition led to the clever re-design by local
practice andrew maynard architects. the solution is simple and effective, join the two mirrored residences through a shared pivot point, with
a backyard that is capable of transforming into one cohesive park. in breaking from typical australian homes with low roof lines and expansive
footprints, this new typology introduces the strategies implemented in higher density contexts, creating slender taller structures with light
flooding in from the roof and opening more space for the garden. the addition is a contemporary cedar-clad volume with several windows of
varying sizes and a small children's rendition of a house painted black meeting the street to discourage graffiti artists from tagging the wall.
the interior exposes black steel elements as the primary frame structure, a spiral staircase and mesh corridors. the original brick of the existing
buildings are left exposed creating a more industrial feel with decisive injections of warm wood planks for the siding and flooring accented through
the glow from the skylight. the separate masses contain their own private areas and share the main living functions in the new addition.

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