Melbourne-based architect Andrew Maynard has completed the Vader House project, an extension to a Victorian terrace in the dense inner-city.
Located in Melbourne, Australia, the old two-story terrace house has received an addition that that comprises a combined a kitchen and dining space, a bathroom, a mezzanine office and a rear-access car space.
Vader House by Andrew Maynard Architects:
“Emerging from behind its high boundary wall, the distorted roof form of Vader House interrupts the symmetrical roof line typical of Fitzroy, and breathes new life into this Victorian Terrace.
The extension is a framed steel skeleton which envelopes the unusually high masonry boundary wall built prior to height restrictions, reclaiming it into the interior. The roof then responds to site setbacks which result in a distorted and subverted answer to regulations. This produces high folded internal planes, allowing double height ceilings, a mezzanine level and spacious interior.
The Eastern and Western facades of the extensions are encased in a shield of louvres. These peel back to reveal a folded internal environment of soft colours framed by exposed steel beams. Playfully splashes of deep red enliven the interior which is occasionally punctured by windows allowing a cinematic light to dance over the internal workings of the Vader House.
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