Holroyd Court by Foomann Architects

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Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Area: 400 m2
Year: 2017



Architects: Foomann Architects
Builder: Quadro Constructions
Landscape: Mud-Office
Photography: © Willem-Dirk du Toit
Photography Styliste: Esme Parker



An existing interwar duplex on a sloping site was the foundation of this challenging conversion project.

The two units had complex floor plans over three levels, including a detached basement. The interior was adapted primarily through the demolition of dividing walls and floors. The basement garage was connected through a new staircase and repurposed as the kids’ play area.

The solidity of the original building was respected through curved details and materials designed to emphasise mass. A new central void above the entry creates drama and provides a visual clarity to the arrangement of spaces.

The building’s steep elevation provided excellent views but created a disconnection with the outdoors. A key gesture was burying the old garage doors behind a grassy hill to connect the main living space to the garden and swimming pool.

The result is a home that’s open and connected; an entertainer where young kids and pets can run wild.

Foomann Architects


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All images courtesy of Foomann Architects

 


Foomann Architects


jo foong and jamie sormann
Jo Foong and Jamie Sormann

Jo Foong and Jamie Sormann established Foomann in 2008. learn more


CONTACT

Foomann Architects

Office
L2/309 Little Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Phone
+61 408 546 470

Email
info@foomann.com.au


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Foomann Architects


 

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