Elwood House by Robert Nichol & Sons
By Jessica • Sep 11, 2014 • Selected Work
Elwood House is a private home located in Elwood, Victoria, Australia.
It was designed by Robert Nichol & Sons in 2013.
Elwood House by Robert Nichol & Sons:
“The existing Edwardian home had extremely poor orientation, ventilation and connection to its surroundings. The resolution of these qualities in the extension was to embrace the northern aspect to the rear of the block privileging light, ventilation and the blurred delineation of interior and exterior.
The clients request to handle the transition of new to old with a considered contrast whilst settling the building into its neighbourhood context was the other driving principal of the project.
The aspiration was to create a graphic form that was in opposition to the existing house. The corner block provided an opportunity to handle this tension by having the new edition visible only from the side street whilst the existing frontage remains intact with its existing streetscape.”
Photos by: Michael Evans
You may use j/k/arrow keys to navigate through the articles