Beyond House in Melbourne, Property

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Beyond House in Melbourne

Redeveloped Residential Development in Victoria design by Ben Callery Architects, Australia

6 Nov 2017

Melbourne Property Extension

Design: Ben Callery Architects

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Beyond House

Beyond House in Melbourne

With Beyond house Ben Callery Architects seek to stretch the boundaries of the typical terrace house. The existing heritage house was south-facing, dark, cold, narrow and overshadowed by neighbouring walls on both side boundaries.

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It’s owners, a family of three, were detached from the world beyond. They are serious about sustainability and wanted the new addition to be naturally comfortable, using sun for heating, breezes for cooling, water harvesting, solar power, recycled materials (even re-using the old kitchen!) and integrating and indoor clothes-airer.

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Ben Callery Architects looked beyond the site constraints and beyond the typical spatial boundaries within a terrace house’s rooms and levels.

Melbourne Property Extension

Through the insertion of central void, adjacent to a multi-purpose studio space, opening onto a roof deck, the occupants engage with the world beyond – the sun, breezes, sky and trees. Internal planters and many carefully placed openable windows (internal and external) bring the external environment in from beyond. Rooms are openable to share light, breezes and views across the void.

Beyond House in Melbourne by Ben Callery Architects

New Home in Melbourne by Ben Callery Architects

These elements break down the barriers typically within and around a terrace house to create social connections between occupants unified by the flexible open spaces and visual connections to the sky, tree-tops and now visible Ruckers Hill community beyond.

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Melbourne House Extension – Building Information

Project size: 180 sqm
Site size: 236 sqm
Completion date: 2015
Building levels: 2

Beyond House in Melbourne

Photography: Peter Bennetts

Melbourne Property Extension images / information received 061117 from Ben Callery Architects


Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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