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  • 01:00 - 1 October, 2011
Camelia Cottage / 4site Architecture
Camelia Cottage / 4site Architecture, © Kevin Hui
© Kevin Hui

© Kevin Hui © Kevin Hui © Kevin Hui © Kevin Hui +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Architects

    4site Architecture
  • Project Team

    Kevin Hui
  • Engineers

    Keith Long & Associates
  • Builder

    A.T. Interiors & Construction Pty Ltd
  • Project Area

    12 sqm (new works) 34 sqm (works to existing)
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

From the architect. Terrace houses in inner-city suburbs are usually a layering of various add-ons at various points in time. This very low budget project is trying to minimize the work that needs to be done by keeping the existing toilet addition, yet reorganizing the space into a more usable and comfortable environment.

Plan & Section
Plan & Section

Whilst respecting the quality of space in the existing terrace house, the design aimed to give a clear indication that this is a dramatic insertion at the back of the property at this point in time. A blossom in the monotonous heritage green, salmon pink, beige and corrugated sheeting urban landscape.

© Kevin Hui
© Kevin Hui

With a minuscule budget, the colorful joinery wall is the key element which acts to visually connect the inside to the outside, separated by bi-fold doors. The joinery wall houses various storage cupboards both indoors and outdoors. There is a concealed water tank for roof water collection and the joinery wall also forms the new entry to the existing bathroom. The break-up of the colors help break down to finer scale that is appreciated in the small space.

© Kevin Hui
© Kevin Hui

The windows in the Late 19th Century living room once again act as the source of natural light with the new built to boundary wall and lean-to, which reflects light back it the space. It now also provides light and ventilation to the previously blocked bedroom window. A storage platform flows from the new lean-to into the living room and provide additional built in seating.

Elevation
Elevation
Cite: "Camelia Cottage / 4site Architecture" 01 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/171716/camelia-cottage-4site-architecture/>
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Centor4 · November 20, 2011

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o0 · October 14, 2011

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majchers · October 04, 2011

Great little project! Very skillful reno. Good job, well done.

Hon · October 04, 2011

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Cameron Palm · October 03, 2011

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Lor · October 03, 2011

NO WAY .... AVATAR .

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estqwerty · October 02, 2011

like this. perfect for its size...

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Kevin Hui · October 02, 2011

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Formula · October 01, 2011

haha! i saw this project in pushpullbar a few years ago, nice to see it here now, amazing comunity.

Amazing project btw. congratz!

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