This House Never Ends / Steffen Welsch Architects

first_img Area:  254 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Peter Clarke, Shannon McGrathBuilder:Renovation OneJoiner:Woodcraft MobiliarCity:MelbourneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Shannon McGrathRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsCymat Technologies Ltd.Hudson Valley Home, USA – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade Panels in Fonsanta RestaurationWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. Nestled in a heritage protected inner-city suburb of Melbourne this is a home with a sense of discovery. Designing a family home can be a complex venture: a house should be functional, environmentally sensitive, affordable and a good fit into the neighbourhood. A home should provide shelter with a sense of space that is your own; it should be light filled and warm. This determines siting, layout, room proportions and the articulation of the building fabric through openings, materials and details.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathThis is an extension at the back of an Edwardian weatherboard house in a residential area with an historic but diverse building stock. The built neighbourhood is dense, fragmented and eclectic, providing starting point and inspiration for our design. We opted to stretch the building over the entire length of the site, rotated it 45 degrees and pulled it apart. A somewhat unexpected move, this generated an interesting sequence of interconnected spaces and an experience of gradual revelation as you move through the house.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanArrival. The house was designed for arriving by bicycle. Entry is now through a new north facing courtyard facing that separates the old house from the new extension at the rear and provides a sense of arrival. It is formed by three walls with three different materials: weatherboard of the old house, recycled brick of the new part and a link clad in a timber screen.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathThe Unexpected. The timber link organises the home into children’s wing in the old and communal living areas in the new part. Placing the new buildings in a 45-degree angle generates vistas through rooms and outdoor spaces, creating complexity and depth.Save this picture!Open to The Sky. Upstairs areas in inner-city houses can often be neglected due to overlooking, building bulk and overshadowing. In many cases, they have very little relationship with the immediate neighbourhood. This house does the opposite: a first-floor patio accessible from the lounge and study is private but provides views of neighbouring buildings as well as your own. A private terrace on the second floor allows for views over rooftops, the city and the nearby mountains.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathMaterials and Details. An important attribute of a home should be thermal comfort, which is most enjoyed when achieved with passive means. The design of this house applies passive solar design principles: solar control, zoning and compartmentalisation, thermal mass, insulation and cross ventilation. It is highly insulated, features high-performance double-glazed timber doors and windows and is high in thermal mass assisted by recycled bricks for internal walls. Power is generated with a 4.75 kW grid interactive photovoltaic system. The home does not use gas; heating and hot water are generated through a heat pump; the cooktop is induction.Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeOverall, this is a comfortable family home on literally many levels. Rather than being a single object it is conceived as a series of different spaces and textures that let you experience the house like a journey that may never end.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathProject gallerySee allShow lessAjo Idea Space / Dehsar WorksSelected ProjectsBorges 3647 Apartment Building / Cité ArquiteturaSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959892/this-house-never-ends-steffen-welsch-architects Clipboard Projects “COPY” Photographs Houses ArchDaily This House Never Ends / Steffen Welsch Architects “COPY”center_img Year:  Australia Architects: Steffen Welsch Architects Area Area of this architecture project This House Never Ends / Steffen Welsch ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThis House Never Ends / Steffen Welsch ArchitectsSave this picture!© Peter Clarke+ 36Curated by María Francisca González Share CopyHouses, Extension•Melbourne, Australia 2020 CopyAbout this officeSteffen Welsch ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionMelbourneOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on April 13, 2021Cite: “This House Never Ends / Steffen Welsch Architects” 12 Apr 2021. 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