House House

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‘House House’ by Andrew Maynard Architects in Richmond, Australia is the result of renovation and expansion that involves two separate houses in the same building, organized on three levels. Maynard Architects generally attempt to avoid crashing new structures into old. They deliberately created two separate forms, respecting the Victorian terraces while the new structure is built across the rear of the terraces. The solution is simple and effective. In breaking from typical australian homes with low roofs the new typology introduces the strategies implemented in higher density contexts, creating taller structures with light flooding and an intelligent mirror system that gives a greater perception of space. The original brick structures are left creating a more industrial feeling with injections of warm wood planks.

All images © Peter Bennetts | Via: I like Architecture

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