JP Courtyard House in Melbourne, Victoria

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JP Courtyard House in Melbourne

Contemporary Extension to House in Victoria, Australia – design by Baker Drofenik Architects

20 Nov 2019

JP Courtyard House

Architect: Baker Drofenik Architects

Location: Coburg, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

JP Courtyard House Melbourne

This is an alterations and additions project to the existing JP Courtyard House 1940’s single storey solid brick building in a heritage zone. The design retains the integrity of the existing heritage building exterior and interior by taking cues from the existing building.

JP Courtyard House Melbourne

The new building was built to the south of the existing building and is separated with a central courtyard for light and air to be able to access the new living spaces.

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JP Courtyard House Melbourne JP Courtyard House Melbourne

Concrete, bricks and solid timber were used throughout to give a sense of permanence, with the materials adding natural texture and warmth to the spaces. The living space rises up from behind the existing building to access precious sunlight.

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Simple rational planning encourages the maximum use of the existing and new buildings, and the close relationship to the outdoors easily extends the liveable spaces to outside.

JP Courtyard House Melbourne

JP Courtyard House Melbourne

JP Courtyard House, Melbourne – Building Information

Architect: Baker Drofenik Architects
Existing building retained: 70 sqm
New building area: 66 sqm

Site Planning
The new living areas were designed to open up to a new central courtyard.
The new courtyard shifts the orientation of the living spaces from south to north.
Large doors allow ample ventilation into the living areas.
Skylights are used in the kitchen for all day lighting.

Energy
Low wattage light fittings were selected.
Windows and doors have been positioned to maximize cross ventilation.

Water
Hydronic heating and a solar hot water service were installed.

Materials
Recycled bricks were used on the facade.
A polished concrete slab was used for thermal mass for passive heating.
Solid blackbutt ply was used for texture and warmth.
Natural oil finishes were used.
Materials are typically FSC or GECA certified.

JP Courtyard House Melbourne

JP Courtyard House Melbourne

Photographer: Hilary Bradford Photography

JP Courtyard House in Melbourne images / information received 201119

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia




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