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Refurbishment In Melbourne / Marc Dixon

  • 01:00 - 6 February, 2012
Refurbishment In Melbourne / Marc Dixon
Refurbishment In Melbourne / Marc Dixon, © Kevin Hui & Adrian Rivalland
© Kevin Hui & Adrian Rivalland

© Kevin Hui & Adrian Rivalland © Kevin Hui & Adrian Rivalland © Kevin Hui & Adrian Rivalland © Kevin Hui & Adrian Rivalland +49

From the architect. This 2 bedroom extension to a 1930's Residence in Melbourne's east is centered around an external courtyard deck which provides a dynamic link between the house and a detached studio beyond. A clerestorey tower at one end and a two storey component at the other create a bookend effect providing a sense of enclosure to the outdoor. The bookend towers, visible from the front of the existing house, landmark the new work reflecting the changing needs of its users.

© Kevin Hui & Adrian Rivalland
© Kevin Hui & Adrian Rivalland

"Bring the toilet in and move the kitchen out": The original brief from the client provided an opportunity to explore the courtyard typology where a new Kitchen, Dining, Laundry and Bathrooms have been provided as part of the upgrade.

© Kevin Hui & Adrian Rivalland
© Kevin Hui & Adrian Rivalland

Alterations and Additions are limited to the rear of the house leaving the main body of the existing house completely intact. Local Council uphold Heritage considerations for neighbourhood character. The new work has been intentionally designed to contrast the existing residence. A low transition element provides a link between the old and new construction. The higher additions at the rear are set well back from the original construction to minimize any overshadowing. Opportunity to explore the use and application of colour and texture gives each user a theme with a linking pattern where the ceramic tile format is based on the size of the original wet areas.

© Kevin Hui & Adrian Rivalland
© Kevin Hui & Adrian Rivalland
Cite: "Refurbishment In Melbourne / Marc Dixon" 06 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/204654/refurbishment-in-melbourne-marc-dixon/>
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VERAA · February 14, 2012

another container;) http://t.co/FOY4YkVw

Kevin Hui · February 13, 2012

Just discovered photos I took for Marc Dixon for the BoxHill House on @ArchDaily http://t.co/1MSYQq31

AllAboutDoor&Windows · February 13, 2012

BRIGHT colored house in #Melbourne... could you handle all the #color? http://t.co/NQyjAfxt #architecture

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Nicholas Patten · February 07, 2012

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Decoist · February 07, 2012

Love the #colours.. Nicely done and well-balanced.. Refurbishment In Melbourne / Marc Dixon | http://t.co/QIBSArcS via @archdaily #design

Emerson White · February 07, 2012

loving this refurbishment in Melbourne. What do you call that shade of green anyway?!

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Carlo Moran · February 07, 2012

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????? · February 07, 2012

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Architect: Marc Dixon
Location: Melbourn... http://t.co/mJ4TbX5N

Graham Cowen · February 07, 2012

That&#39s a nice colourful piece of work! RT @ArchDaily: Refurbishment In Melbourne / Marc Dixon http://t.co/r3mAuQOq

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