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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Enclave House in Victoria, Australia by BKK Architects

 
March 6th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: BKK Architects

This project has been undertaken for a couple and their children of varying ages. It includes alterations to an existing Edwardian House and a new separate studio to the rear of the site. The house is designed so that the spaces within and around the house will be adaptable over time to suit the changing needs of the family. The possibility for the studio space to be converted into an office has been considered as has the basement entertainment area conversion into a gym or multi-purpose play room. A central courtyard contains a pool and landscaped areas.

Image Courtesy © John Wheatley – UA Creative 

  • Architects: BKK Architects
  • Project: Enclave House
  • Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: John Wheatley – UA Creative
  • Project Team: Julian Kosloff, Simon Knott, Tim Black
  • Completion Date: December 2010
  • Gross floor area: 511 m
  • Gross site area: 509 m2     
  • Builder: Design Development and Building (DDB)
  • Structural Engineer: Tim Gibney and Associates
  • Landscaping: Modern Urban Design

Image Courtesy © John Wheatley – UA Creative

  • Materials: Roofing: Lysaght Klip-Lok, ‘Woodland Grey’
    External Walls: VM Quartz Zinc, ‘Black’
    Internal Walls: Boral plasterboard, painted Dulux ‘ Vivid White’
    Lighting: Deltalight, Inlite
    Kitchen: Gaggenau cooking appliance
    Bathrooms: Rogerseller appliances
    Windows: Capral 625 Series ‘Black’
    Flooring: Urban edge tiles; Supertuft carpet

Image Courtesy © John Wheatley – UA Creative

Environmental

The environmental initiatives for the project can be summarized as follows;

  • There is a 25,000lt underground rain water harvesting tank
  • Double glazed windows throughout
  • Highly insulated walls floors and roof
  • Locally resourced, sustainable, plantation timber cladding.
  • Materials that are low-maintenance with inherent finishes.
  • Low-VOC materials
  • Highly water efficient fixtures and fittings.
  • The existing residence has been retained and restored
  • The planning and construction is designed to be highly adaptable

Image Courtesy © John Wheatley – UA Creative

Design Concept

Formally, the extension at the rear of the existing residence is conceived through a subtractive approach that appears to have been carved from a solid block, chiseled away to cater to the planning/heritage overlays, whilst also drawing light back into the residence. Deep reveals form the windows to the upper floor to protect the gaze from the surrounding residences. An interior lightwell and water feature extend the garden space to the centre of the living spaces.

Image Courtesy © John Wheatley – UA Creative

The garden has also been carefully crafted to create its own secret garden, complete with designer cubby house. There is an overwhelming sense of seclusion in both the house and garden that creates a type of space that is the family’s own, a retreat from busy lives and the surrounding chaos. The fabric of the building/s operates like a protective cocoon. The differing materiality of the two levels of the extensions creates the impression that the house has been capped or that a ‘helmet’ is placed upon the exterior walls.

Image Courtesy © John Wheatley – UA Creative

Image Courtesy © John Wheatley – UA Creative

Image Courtesy © John Wheatley – UA Creative

Image Courtesy © John Wheatley – UA Creative

Image Courtesy © John Wheatley – UA Creative

Image Courtesy © John Wheatley – UA Creative

Image Courtesy © John Wheatley – UA Creative

Image Courtesy BKK Architects

Image Courtesy BKK Architects

Image Courtesy BKK Architects

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