Vader House

May 19 Vader House, Melbourne by Andrew Maynard Architects
Vader House is an alteration to an existing Victorian terrace in the dense city centre of Melbourne. Andrew Maynard Architects’ design maximises the potential of the narrow plot, providing the clients with new indoor and outdoor areas for entertaining. A glazed corridor at the northern end of the courtyard links the existing house with the new entertaining area. The doors to the corridor can be folded back to allow for ‘constant visual and physical interaction’ between the spaces. Although of a modest scale, the architects designed Vader House to be full of spatial complexity and surprise. A section of the timber-decked courtyard retracts to reveal a small pool, the bathroom windows turn opaque with a switch and the louvred facades give solar control and lend the building its character. Architects: Andrew Maynard Architects Design Team: Andrew Maynard, Mark Austin, Matthew McClurg Location: Melbourne , Australia Type of project: Private house extension Builder: Enviroline Date of completion: December 2008 Gross floor area: 155m² Total cost: $600,000 AUS Subscribe to The Architectural Review — AR


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