The project is a small modern residence, only 6.5 m wide, designed by architects from FMD Architects. This small residential block is located in central Melbourne. Initially, the client only wanted to renovate the kitchen and bathroom to allow natural sunlight to enter the living area. Located at the end of the house on the south side, two cozy bedrooms were not to be renovated.
This small modern home answers spatial issue
The complexity of the project was that the possibilities and area were limited. The roof and cornices on the north side had a strong slope and did not let in light, requiring reconstruction. In addition, the proximity to another site was a serious problem.
Preserving the building’s box has become key for both economic and ethical reasons. The designers wanted to carry out only internal redevelopment, but additionally decided to change the height of the walls and the structure of the roof to allow natural light to pass through.
Due to the common side with the neighbors, the roof was raised only on the northern half of the building, which made it possible to create an asymmetrical space outside and inside the original house. On this side, the façade is completely glass. By connecting two walls with unequal height and volume beams, the craftsmen received a small but original living space.
During the reconstruction, materials were chosen simple, but of high quality. Plasterboard, laminate and mirrors were used as interior decoration elements. With the help of the height difference and asymmetry, the task was completed. Old coatings such as pine floors and textured brickwork have survived.
Photos courtesy of Shannon McGrath.
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Originally posted 2020-07-22 14:25:43.