Dover Townhouses
Tatjana Plitt

Dover Townhouses

DOOD Studio 建築家 として

Located in a heritage zone in inner city Melbourne; a pair of brothers build a pair of contemporary townhouses so their young families could grow up side-by-side. While being strikingly contemporary; the design lends its form and rhythm to the existing heritage streetscape.

photo_credit Tatjana Plitt
Tatjana Plitt

The dwellings use a unique timber batten cladding which floats over the facade, doors and roof to create a simple gable form which mimics that of its neighbours.

photo_credit Tatjana Plitt
Tatjana Plitt

What was the brief?
To design two homes for brothers who have growing families. The site is located in a heritage zone, so the design for the new build was to be sympathetic to the area and tie in the streetscape and character. The client also wanted a light, bright and warm home with enough space to work from home.

photo_credit Tatjana Plitt
Tatjana Plitt

What were the key challenges?
The client wanted to have a contemporary design in a sensitive heritage area. the design had to be sympathetic the the surrounding area whilst still appeasing the clients need for a contemporary design.

photo_credit Tatjana Plitt
Tatjana Plitt

Key products used:
The main facade features a clip on timber batten system which covers the entire facade, including doors, windows and roof. This was important design decision to create a monolithic look. Colorbond Inverted seam cladding was used for the first floor to shadow the facade seen on the ground floor.

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プロジェクトクレジット