Small Moves House
Michael Kai Photography
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
BathVilleroy & Boch AG
BasinRoca
Sink, Gessi tapware, TroughAbey
Porcelain tilesAcademy Tiles
TapwareAstra Walker
External lightBeacon lighting

Product Spec Sheet
Basin
by Roca
Sink, Gessi tapware, Trough
by Abey
Porcelain tiles
Tapware
External light

Small Moves House

Mitsuori Architects as Architects

Following the purchase of a heritage home our client asked us to find a way to transform the existing building with it’s compartmentalised spaces into a comfortable, free flowing and spacious family living zone.

photo_credit Michael Kai Photography
Michael Kai Photography

The existing building was too recently modified to be demolished but contained spaces too outdated and compartmentalised to meet the needs of a young family. Our design approach focused on making on a series of ‘small moves’ aimed at creating major change.

photo_credit Michael Kai Photography
Michael Kai Photography

A small existing courtyard in the middle of the house is enclosed and covered with a glass roof transforming it into a vibrant sky lit family dining room. Concealed external blinds control light and heat into this space. This conversion allowed the floor plan to be opened up to incorporate a generous cooks kitchen and lounge without extending the existing building.  A new wall of timber joinery conceals the existing structure and simultaneously addresses both the dining and the lounge room. Hidden glazing incorporated into the joinery unit and a concealed sliding door allows the rooms to be acoustically separated but remain visually connected.

photo_credit Michael Kai Photography
Michael Kai Photography

Restrained architectural modifications and a naturally simple material palette have
completely change the character and spatial relationships within the living zone of this inner city home. 

photo_credit Michael Kai Photography
Michael Kai Photography
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