Fitzroy Residence 3

Fitzroy Residence 3

Architect
Technē Architecture + Interior Design
Category
Private Houses
Shannon McGrath
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Fitzroy Residence

Technē Architecture + Interior Design as Architects

Built behind the heritage façade of a landmark property in Melbourne’s Fitzroy, this project retains and restores the original frontage while adding a rear addition with three levels of new living space. Conceptually, the design deals with the intersection of the old and the new through differing modes of visual connection and threshold. The built form responds to other human and environmental factors through a courtyard and pavilion configuration, maximising sunlight, ventilation, vistas and relationships with native landscaping. The program of the home was developed around the lifestyle of the clients’ young family, incorporating numerous modes of social, working, and living areas as well as integrating art and other sentimental objects into a design that exudes warmth and character.


Inner suburban terrace lined street


Demo + new Alteration and addition Heritage façade Courtyard configuration / typology


Reduces width from old, subtraction Cutouts – courtyard Daylight, visual connection, cross ventilation, external views Outdoor rooms Custom nature – build to house their art, their lifestyle


Materials: Façade restoration, character, reinvigorating Middle – render and alucabond External rear – timber, recycled pier pylons,


Subtle contrasts: Plays with the physics of the materials – impossible cantelivers, heavy elements on top. External views are offset by the serene / oasis nature of the internal condition. Opulence offset by liveable nature of house. Ok to have a laptop in the kitchen. Historical formality is offset by active and casual nature.


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