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York Street Residence in Melbourne

18 Sep 2020

York Street Residence

Design: JCB Architects

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

York Street Residence Melbourne

York Street Residence is an existing heritage building transformed through the introduction of a modern, two-storey addition that playfully re-interprets the distinctive geometry of the original dwelling through a contemporary lens.

York Street Residence Melbourne

Capturing abundant natural light and garden aspects, the new addition employs a refined and subtle palette of brick, steel and timber.

York Street Residence Melbourne

Capitalising on the site’s orientation and garden aspect, every component of the new addition is oriented to achieve maximum natural light and ventilation while also enjoying a leafy garden aspect.

York Street Residence Melbourne

York Street Residence Melbourne

A conscious effort has been made to retain the key heritage features and structure of the existing dwelling by providing a clear separation to the modern extension.

York Street Residence Melbourne

The two buildings are connected via a glazed link screened by hit-miss brickwork and a courtyard that celebrate the existing architecture and cascade into the landscape clearly separating the heritage building from the proposed contemporary extension.

York Street Residence Melbourne

The form responds to the hips and gables of the prevalent existing heritage buildings. A central focus is the sculptural staircase, which delivers its occupants from the ground floor to a landing study nook, set under a folding origami, timber-lined ceiling. The downstairs living spaces, while all being open plan, are delineated by a series of levels.

York Street Residence Melbourne

These levels choreograph an engaging journey through the various components of the space (living, kitchen, dining, study), imagining each as its own individual space yet linked through a palette of textured materials and clever sight lines that provide striking vistas taking in the depth of the site and its multiple facets.

York Street Residence Melbourne

York Street Residence in Melbourne – Building Information

Design: JCB Architects

Project size: 320 sqm
Completion date: 2017
Building levels: 1

Landscape Architects: Eckersley Garden Architecture
Structural Engineers: Meyer Consulting
Builder: Belair Builders

York Street Residence Melbourne

Photography: Derek Swalwell

York Street Residence, Melbourne images / information received 180920 from JCB Architects

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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