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Kelvin House / FMD Architects

Kelvin House / FMD Architects

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Melbourne, Australia
  • Project Team:Fiona Dunin, Andrew Carija, Alice Edmonds, Caroline Tan, Alan Cha
  • City:Melbourne
  • Country:Australia
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© Peter Bennetts
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Text description provided by the architects. The brief was to create refurbish the existing single fronted terrace internally and construct a new deck which maximises access to the north light while providing shade from the western sun.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

A triangular deck was devised to reorientate toward the north. A planter box was incorporated with vertical screening to the west. The battened screening weaves its way over the face of the box the up the roof structure, embracing and screening the deck.

© Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

Internal spaces were replanned to create a continuous line of spaces with direct views from the front to the rear of the house through the linear passage.

© Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

A large black joinery block defines the transition from the old to new spaces. This block contains the bathroom, laundry, study, shelving and kitchen.

© Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

The kitchen then unfolds along the island bench into the triangular forms, reiterating the forms of the deck, establishing a dialogue between the inside and the outside.

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Cite: "Kelvin House / FMD Architects" 12 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/781986/kelvin-house-fmd-architects> ISSN 0719-8884
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