the world's most visited architecture website
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. Australia
  5. Kennedy Nolan Architects
  6. 2013
  7. Park Lane House / Kennedy Nolan Architects

Park Lane House / Kennedy Nolan Architects

  • 01:00 - 20 May, 2013
Park Lane House / Kennedy Nolan Architects
Park Lane House / Kennedy Nolan Architects, © Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Kennedy Nolan Architects
  • Design Team

    Patrick Kennedy, Rachel Nolan, Victoria Reeves, Adriana Hanna
  • Area

    256.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. The Park Lane house is an alterations and additions project which is also a project concerned with urban design. 

© Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

Formally, the architecture is reduced to platonic volume or emblematic and suggestive forms which serve the aesthetic and functional requirements of the interiors.  Materials are chosen for texture, durability,to support the formal expression and to delight the owner’s and architect’s aesthetic sensibilities. 

© Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

What is perhaps most interesting about this house is it’s function as a component of urban design in it’s neighbourhood. 


The highly exposed site, bound by street, lane and park on three sides uses a mutually supportive synthesis of architecture and urban design to do a lot of work.  The austere and suggestive forms which face park and lane provide a substantial presence, appropriate in scale and quality for their role in the urban realm. 

© Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

Simultaneously, these forms provide privacy to the interior which can be modulated at key points on the ground level from opaque to transparent. 

© Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

A spectacular eucalypt at the rear of the site is a gift to the project – architectural form and program nestles under its generous canopy.The building might outlast the tree, but it’s legacy will remain and hopefully suggest its successor.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

View the complete gallery

About this office
Cite: "Park Lane House / Kennedy Nolan Architects" 20 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.