Discover Helvetia, a 2023 architectural masterpiece in Melbourne, Australia, by Austin Maynard Architects. This house redefines sustainability, focusing on the ‘three R’s’ – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – and moving beyond just technological solutions.
Located in the vibrant suburb of Fitzroy, Helvetia is a transformed double-story Victorian terrace, now a light-filled family home that harmoniously blends its historical roots with modern, environmentally conscious design. By retaining existing materials, the project notably saved significant carbon emissions, embodying both aesthetic elegance and a deep commitment to environmental responsibility.
In the heart of Glasgow, United Kingdom, renowned for its rich cultural heritage, Loader Monteith has masterfully redesigned a Victorian terrace house, aptly named The Cook’s House.
Tailored for a young family, this 2021 project shines with its bright communal kitchen and living spaces. Embracing sustainability and innovative solutions, the design ensures a harmonious blend between the indoors and the vast rear garden, offering both functionality and comfort.
Embark on a tour of Tiara House, a stellar contemporary extension in Melbourne, Australia, brought to life by FMD Architects. This design marvel ingeniously blends the charm of a late 1800s Victorian terrace with modern touches.
Residing in Melbourne’s historic north, Tiara House overlooks the scenic parklands of Edinburgh Gardens, offering an enticing blend of cultural heritage and contemporary comfort.
Introducing the Roseberry Street House, a stunning embodiment of modern contemporary design nestled in the heart of Hawthorn East, Melbourne, Australia, a suburb known for its leafy streets and grand Victorian residences. Imagined by Chan Architecture, this two-story house presents an innovative play of natural light and intricate detailing, perfectly synthesizing aesthetics and functionality.
Remarkably, large skylights, light courts, and highlight windows punctuate the property, bringing the changing qualities of daylight into the cozy interior. Key to the home is a strategically placed kitchen with an impressive island bench and subtly textured finishes, illuminated at all times by a vast skylight. Notably, the living room, complemented by finely detailed steel-framed doors, opens to a lush backyard, promising intimate moments and versatility. The external form’s pièce de résistance is a vertically adorned timber batten façade, which not only exudes warmth and fine detailing but also offers privacy to the upstairs master bedroom.
Step into the world of contemporary design with the Henry House by Wala, a remarkable townhouse nestled in the heart of East Melbourne, Australia. This heritage dwelling, known for its immaculate 19th-century terrace house aesthetic, has been thoughtfully renovated to embrace the modern era while preserving its original charm.
The house now boasts a light-filled rear extension, designed to create a fluid passage of travel through the main spine of the building. This extension, featuring an open plan arrangement, is framed by a large window and daybed that extend the line of sight into the raised garden, drawing in as much northerly light as possible. The use of natural materials such as timber, concrete, and steel, framed by simple geometries, provides a logical counterpoint to the ornamental and decorative nature of the old house.