Garden House

Garden House

BKK Architects
Fitzroy North VIC, Australia | View Map
Project Year
Private Houses
Derek Swalwell
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
ChairFritz Hansen
N01™ Armchair
28.1 Single Pendant
Elba Honed stone benchtopArtedomus
TapwareAstra Walker
Wall tilesEarp Bros

Product Spec Sheet
N01™ Armchair by Fritz Hansen
28.1 Single Pendant by Bocci
by Flos
Elba Honed stone benchtop
Wall tiles

Garden House

BKK Architects as Architects

Garden House is a house of small and specific moments; moments of retreat, entertaining, bathing, music, living, connection to nature and landscape. The home was crafted to allow the clients to spend time together, and with friends, but also time apart, and to create moments of delight in the every day. The project was envisaged as a progression of spaces from public to private. The existing closed volume of the Edwardian cottage fronting the street contains spaces for guests, movies, work from home, and music.


The addition to the rear is a repeat of the existing volume, but deconstructed to provide better orientation, aspect to the garden and contemporary liveability. The addition steps down into a space of calm and retreat that is more connected to an idea of nature and landscape than the urban condition of the street. The form and the subsequent planning arrangement was derived from the action of unfolding the existing roof from the  Edwardian cottage. This encouraged Garden House to unfold into garden and landscape, welcoming swathes of designed landscape to reach deep into each garden facing room.

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