This remarkable contemporary makeover in takes the latter route as an old Victorian brickmaking factory on was converted into a fabulous multi-level residence that combines amazing textural contrast with refined urban living.
We adore architects that turn the challenges born out of topography into unique opportunities to showcase their creative brilliance. Nestled on a leafy 700-square-meter site in the by Forte Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitectos does precisely the same as it uses an open-air glassy pavilion to connect the interior with the outdoors even as a stunning concrete monolith offers both ample privacy and visual contrast.
This classic Victorian terrace home in Melbourne is truly one of a kind though as it combines a traditional heritage front façade with a space-savvy contemporary interior in a fluid and efficient manner.
The new Cor-Ten steel structure flows into the landscape that surrounds the house and acts as a lovely and functional transitional zone between the interior and the outdoors. The color of the extension allows it to complement the existing brick structure of the home beautifully even as metal and glass bring a healthy dose of textural contrast and modernity to the setting.
The C-shaped structure of the house is based around a relaxing pool and deck area as well as a tree that is more than 75 years old! Nature is cleverly and aesthetically combined with the interior of this Indian home at every turn with the lower level living area / family zone and the balconies on the top floor opening up towards the mesmerizing rear courtyard.
The master bedroom and kids’ bedroom are situated on the second floor with the third floor containing additional guest spaces and an entertainment zone. The top level features a fabulous roof garden and home library / workspace and also gives the homeowners a perfect private relaxation zone.
Designed by Wunschhaus Architektur and spread across 411 square meters the 3-story house has a wonderful indoor-outdoor interplay thanks to the extensive use of sweeping glass walls and large glass doors. While the creation of a light-filled interior was one of the prime objectives here the homeowners also wanted an interior that encouraged interaction between family members with each space flowing into the next.