Middle Park
Residence

Sector
Residential
Location
Middle Park VIC
Client
Private

Set within an established heritage precinct in Middle Park and on a prominent corner site, the brief to turn a heritage shop into a five bedroom house proved a tantalising prospect.

The conflicting requirements of heritage controls and the client’s desire for a significant increase in floor area was a challenge which influenced the design from the outset. This tension drove the team to seek a solution which integrated an expansive modern addition with the existing building in a mutually beneficial manner.

A decorative cladding was chosen to compliment yet clearly differentiate the new structure from the existing building, with the pattern referencing the same hand crafted design ideals of the heritage shop. This romantic play on architecture was a key driver of the final design resolution and the primary impetus for the facade.

The facade was created using an articulated corten steel cladding system that was lazer cut with a leaf motif to soften the impact of the building. Artist Mark Douglass assisted with the fabrication of the sheet metal and Meme Design assisted with the interiors.

Project Timeline

Services

Town Planning
Architectural Services
Interior Design
Landscape Architecture

Awards

Winner of 2014 Port Phillip Design Development Awards – Best New Residential Development

Silver Winner of 2014 Melbourne Design Awards – Residential

Areas

Land Size M²

307

Floor Area M²

611

Bedroom/Bathrooms

No. Bedrooms

4

No. Bathrooms

4