A new dwelling for a couple with university age children called for a design response that could accommodate their evolving family needs. The resulting residence engages with the site’s predominantly single storey Victorian terrace context, through its form and detailing, while exploring the public/private nature of the corner site.

 To address the corner condition the house is located hard along the Neville Street edge of the site. This enables the creation of a garden on the more private northern half of the site, with a sculptured interface providing varied engagement between garden and living areas.

The pressed red brickwork and sweeping roof form pick up and reinterpret elements of the surrounding built fabric. The brickwork is further articulated by a section of honeycomb brickwork and steel grid screening, providing a perforated layer between street and the internal spaces.

In summary, the Harold Street Residence is a sculpturally engaging family home that creatively reinterprets the context of a Victorian terrace street.

Awards:

Houses Awards - House in a Heritage Context Award
2014

AIA Victorian Architecture Awards - Residential Architecture Award
2012

Houses Awards - House in a Heritage Context Award
2014

Think Brick Awards - Horbury Hunt Residential Award Winner
2012

City of Port Phillip Design & Development Awards I Best New Single Dwelling
2012

Date:

2013

Gross Floor Area:

405 sqm

Consultant:

BHS Consultants

General Contractor:

Krongold Constructions

Photography:

John Gollings