Arrow House in Footscray, Melbourne

Arrow House in Footscray, Melbourne Home, Australian Real Estate, Architecture Images

Arrow House in Footscray, Melbourne

House Extension Development in Victoria, Australia – design by Mark Lam Architect

30 Jan 2019

Arrow House

Design: Mark Lam Architect

Location: Footscray, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Arrow House

Arrow House is a renovation and extension to a Victorian weatherboard house in the inner Western Melbourne suburb of Footscray. The aim was to transform the existing dilapidated double-fronted Victorian residence into a home with bright open living spaces with all modern amenities.

Arrow House in Footscray Melbourne

The design intent was to preserve the original house at the front of the property and with a contrasting contemporary extension that is responds to the environmental conditions of the site to provide a comfortable and uplifting space to live in. The new works are indiscernible from the street, hence contributing to preserving the character of the streetscape.

Arrow House in Footscray Melbourne

Arrow House in Footscray Melbourne

At the back, a colorbond steel-clad, sharp angular form emerges from a rectangular floor plate, forming the living and dining area and provides a striking contrast to the lush green backyard. A black stained timber cube delineates the kitchen area.

Arrow House in Footscray Melbourne

Arrow House in Footscray Melbourne

The form of the new living area allows for the capture of cooling southerly breezes; its high triangular raked ceiling enhances the natural ventilation of the space via a thermal chimney effect through a remotely operated skylight. The internal walls are angled to refract the sound that reverberates from the concrete floor minimising noise and resulting in optimal acoustics for family living.

Arrow House in Footscray Melbourne

Arrow House in Footscray Melbourne

Passive design elements include controlled natural light and airflow through the careful placement of various shaped double-glazed windows, along with insulating of all walls and subfloors, together with thermal mass from and insulated waffle concrete slab all add to the comfort of the house. This is evident in extreme weather days.

Arrow House in Footscray Melbourne Arrow House in Footscray Melbourne

Arrow House in Footscray Melbourne Arrow House in Footscray Melbourne

The selection of minimal material palette of high quality long lasting low maintenance materials also helped to reduce the environmental impact of the home.

Arrow House in Footscray Melbourne

Arrow House, Footscray – Building Information

Project size: 107 sqm
Site size: 501 sqm
Project Budget: $295000
Completion date: 2016
Building levels: 1

Design: Mark Lam Architect

Arrow House in Footscray Melbourne

Arrow House in Footscray Melbourne

Photography: Sarah Louise

Arrow House in Footscray, Melbourne images / information received 300119

Location:Footscray, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia ‘




Architecture in Melbourne

Melbourne Architecture Designs – chronological list

Melbourne Architecture News

Melbourne Architecture Tours

School Buildings

VicRoads Office Building, Sunshine
Architects: Gray Puksand
VicRoads Office Building in Melbourne
photographer © Tatjana Plitt

VicRoads Office Building

Melbourne Architecture

Ruyton Girls’ School – Junior School Campus
Design: Sally Draper Architects
Ruyton Girls' School Building
photography: Trevor Meins

Ruyton Girls’ School Building

The Geoff Handbury Science and Technology Hub, Domain Street
Architect: Denton Corker Marshall
The Geoff Handbury Science and Technology Hub
photograph : John Gollings

The Geoff Handbury Science and Technology Hub

Melbourne Architects – design studio listings

New Melbourne Homes




Architecture in Australia

Australian Houses

Australian Architects

Melbourne Architects : Woods Bagot

Melbourne School Building
Nigel Peck Centre
picture from architect

School Architecture

Comments / photos for Arrow House in Footscray page welcome

Arrow House in Footscray, Melbourne Building

Website: Melbourne