the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. Australia
  5. Mitsuori Architects
  6. South Melbourne House / Mitsuori Architects

Refurbishment in Architecture

presented by the MINI Clubman

South Melbourne House / Mitsuori Architects

  • 17:00 - 3 June, 2015
South Melbourne House / Mitsuori Architects
South Melbourne House / Mitsuori Architects, © Michael Kai Photography
© Michael Kai Photography

© Michael Kai Photography © Michael Kai Photography © Michael Kai Photography © Michael Kai Photography + 19

  • Builder

    Howroyd Homes Pty Ltd
  • Structural Engineer

    Perret Simpson Stantin Consulting Engineers
  • Landscape Designer

    Ben Scott Garden Design
  • Land Surveyor

    Calvin F. Raven
  • Building Surveyor

    Reddo
  • Cost Consultant

    Stephen J. Pitney & Associates
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Michael Kai Photography
© Michael Kai Photography

Text description provided by the architects. This refurbishment of an existing double storey terrace house in South Melbourne opens up the entire ground floor and encloses an existing courtyard to create a communal multi- zoned family space that incorporates a lounge, quiet sitting room, and dining/kitchen areas. The family’s values of living and working together in shared spaces underpin this architectural design solution.

© Michael Kai Photography
© Michael Kai Photography

Our client requested that the design focus on the creation of interesting internal spaces that would allow the family to enjoy time together whilst also providing separate zones for studying, reading, socialising and relaxing. 
A sculptural timber stair and mezzanine studio wraps around a sky lit void and acts as a central ‘node’ connecting the main living space with a first floor studio, concealed master bedroom and children’s bedroom zone.

Section
Section

The existing concrete floor slab has been ground and polished to expose the dark bluestone aggregate, which is offset against crisp white walls and refined timber and stone joinery elements to create a light, serene space with a natural, relaxed feel.

© Michael Kai Photography
© Michael Kai Photography

View the complete gallery

About this office
Mitsuori Architects
Office
Cite: "South Melbourne House / Mitsuori Architects" 03 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/638396/south-melbourne-house-mitsuori-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884