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.
ARMADALE HOUSE 2 in Victoria, Australia by MITSUORI ARCHITECTS
July 16th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
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This refurbishment and extension to an existing Victorian style house in Armadale focused on the creation of a discreet new addition to make the most of a compact site.
We proposed a 2 storey building form with a compact footprint to retain as much of the rear garden as possible. The upper floor houses a master suite and terrace designed as fully private spaces with controlled views of the rear garden through a fine timber screen. The first floor is set back to create a recessive building element when viewed from the rear garden and neighbouring property.
An open plan living room at ground floor features polished concrete floors, warm white walls, refined timber joinery elements and floor to ceiling glazing. A clean, natural palette of materials is used to bring texture and warmth to the space whilst still allowing the clients to personalise it as they wish. Natural timber elements, dark zinc standing seam cladding and bespoke window joinery give the building a crafted and enduring architectural quality.
We worked closely with our client, an experienced property and construction professional, to optimise space on a compact urban site whilst minimising the overall building footprint to maintain a feeling of openess and engagement with the outdoor space. The client and builder’s appreciation for quality and practical attention to detail allowed us to create architecture that is both functional and well crafted.
Mitsuori Architects is a design led practice founded by Melissa Lim & Matthew Murfett. We design high quality architecture that merges aesthetic values with careful planning and thoughtful detailing to create buildings that are a joy to inhabit. Our directors have worked for world renowned architectural practices on major cultural, commercial, boutique residential and interior design projects in Australia, UK, Europe and the USA. Our large scale project experience is combined with the flexibility of a smaller practice, enabling us to provide our clients with the highest level of personalised service.
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