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Split House in Melbourne

18 Sep 2020

Split House

Design: FMD Architects

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Split House is a sequence of spaces that are split, rearranged and reconnected to create a cohesive architectural response.

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The brief expressed a desire for north-facing living areas to accommodate extended family and friends, creating strong spatial distinctions between living, dining and kitchen areas and facilitating moments for the family to connect.

Split House Melbourne

Split House Melbourne

The spatial qualities of the existing cottage drove the design team to develop a narrative around inverted and split volumes, establishing a pattern language and balanced visual cohesion.

Split House Melbourne

Split House Melbourne

The new addition follows the existing roofline with an apex cut out, drawing in northern light. The lowered roofline below reinforces the line of the existing double-loaded corridor in the new open plan living spaces, allowing the spaces to be split into two zones; the kitchen and dining to the east and the lounge to the west. The raked roof line is expressed internally in both spaces with the lowered corridor ceiling dividing the two.

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The ‘split’ concept is reinforced in subtle interior gestures throughout the home. Each element articulates connection and individuality, reflecting the personalities that come together as a family unit.

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The kitchen bench is composed of offset sculpted forms, bathroom joinery is articulated in triangulated geometries, while the northern deck reiterates the roof form in plan, mimicking an inverted shadow cast by the building.

Split House Melbourne

Split House Melbourne

Split House in Melbourne, Victoria – Building Information

Design: FMD Architects

Project size: 180 sqm
Site size: 580 sqm
Completion date: 2019
Building levels: 1

Split House Melbourne

Photography: Peter Bennetts

Split House, Melbourne images / information received 240920 from FMD Architects, Victoria

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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