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Up-Cycled Warehouse in Melbourne

Converted Renovated Property in Victoria design by Zen Architects, Australia

4 Aug 2017

Up-Cycled Warehouse

Design: Zen Architects

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Up-Cycled Warehouse, Melbourne

Up-Cycled Warehouse

The ethos behind the conversion of this 1960s warehouse was to retain and re-use as much of the existing building as possible while still transforming it into a comfortable and energy efficient family home.

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The philosophy of retaining and re-using materials was applied throughout the project.

Up-Cycled Warehouse design by Zen Architects

In addition to the building envelope being retained, many original elements were re-used including light fittings, sprinkler pipes, doors, cladding and roof sheeting.

Converted Renovated Melbourne Property design by Zen Architects

The existing warehouse floor slab was also kept, partially due to restricted site access, but also for its inherent embodied energy.

Converted Renovated Property in Victoria design by Zen Architects

Up-Cycled Warehouse in Melbourne

The addition of a north-facing courtyard provides a generous amount of light and heat in winter in an otherwise poorly oriented building. Cross ventilation is achieved through new high level louvres. Mezzanine rooms float within the original volume and structure of the warehouse. A new raised deck links the living areas with the courtyard.

Melbourne Warehouse

By inserting a garden and light into an existing warehouse we have created an warm and liveable family home.

Renovated Melbourne Property

Converted Renovated Melbourne Property – Building Information

Builder: Truewood Constructions
Completion date: 2013
Building levels: 2

Up-Cycled Warehouse

Photographer: Emma Cross

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Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Architecture Practice Philosophy

Respect, knowledge and a consideration for people and the natural environment define both our work and our design philosophy. Within our architecture, we aim to realise each client’s unique vision while also maximising the potential inherent in each site.

Our interest in contemporary culture and construction technology ensures that our buildings provide unprecedented design solutions that function at the highest level for life.

Zen Architects is an award-winning, Melbourne based practice with 29 years experience in the design and development of environmentally, socially and financially sustainable buildings. Our work is spread across Australia with a primary focus in inner Melbourne, the North and Eastern suburbs, coastal and rural regions of Victoria.

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