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Port Melbourne house by Winter Architecture

 

| 08 : 00 – 10 October 2018 |

 


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Victorian era – Port Melbourne house located amidst a narrow site gets a programmatic extension and makeover by Winter Architecture.

Winter Architecture is a collaborative architecture practice located in Melbourne. Their design approach employs an acute sensitivity to site conditions and client needs, responding to each site in an amalgamative process, uncovering unique possibilities and site potential.

 

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Folding wooden doors


Resonating with this work ethic, the extended Port Melbourne house is a response to the client’s multiple requirements. The east-west facing narrow plot was enhanced by addition of internal courtyards, perforations in volume and rich palette of materials. The house recently won award at the London International Creative Competition 2018.

 

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Windows – Beautiful view and natural light gain


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Existing Victorian home


From the Architect – 

This extension to an existing Victorian home in Port Melbourne was primarily driven by the client’s desire for light filled living & ample working spaces. It resulted in as connection to the outdoors; whilst also accommodating an elderly family member to comfortably age in place. Program and form are divided into three volumes, delineated by carefully inserted external courtyards.

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Floor plans


 

The first volume is given to autonomous aging in place, the second to the primary living zones, and the third to a lane-way accessed garage and loft studio. Click To Tweet

 

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Narrow but airy circulation space


 

 

 

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In the spirit of ‘Enfilade’, visual continuity throughout and between these volumes became the basis for resolving the client’s complex programmatic requirements. This enhanced a sense of connectivity within the constraints of the narrow east-west oriented plot.

 

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View of the living, dining and kitchen space from entrance


 

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Living room 


 

Where space could not be afforded at the horizontal plane, axis and verticality are expressed through perforations in volumes. This is done by connecting internal and external environments, extending programme, harnessing and diffusing northern light throughout.

 

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Living room furniture alongside the dining space


 

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Light well 


 

Form and material are expressed in light tones with softened edges minimizing visual impact, mediating solar gain. Sympathetic to its context, speaking softly, yet proudly.

 

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Bedroom and adjoining bathroom


 

Project details –

 

Project Name – Port Melbourne House

Location – Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Architect Firm – Winter Architecture | www.winterarchitecture.com.au

Design team – Jean Graham – Director, Jack Mounsey

Project type – Residence, Family house

Photography  – © Nicole England

Completion Year – 2017

Construction Area – 211 sq. m.

Structural Consultants – David Jones Engineers

Building SurveyorsAnthony Middling and Associates

Builder – Ryder Building Group

 

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