Armadale House 1 / Mitsuori Architects

Armadale house 1 / mitsuori architects
© Michael Kai

A major alteration and extension to an existing Victorian heritage home in Armadale,
Melbourne. The clients, a professional builder and his family called for an elegant and
striking contemporary design solution to transform this compact double fronted Victorian
style house into a generous family home.

Armadale house 1 / mitsuori architects
© Michael Kai

The design concept proposed a sculptural two level addition that connects seamlessly
to the north facing landscaped courtyard, terrace and garden.

Armadale house 1 / mitsuori architects
© Michael Kai

Special consideration was given to preserving the historical streetscape, with the new addition separated from the existing building by a glazed walkway to acheive a large street setback making the new addition invisible from the front.

Armadale house 1 / mitsuori architects
© Michael Kai

The architectural solution utlises series of simple folded planes to define spaces, control
views, shade windows, and articulate the form of the building so as to reduce the visual
impact of the first floor when viewed from the rear garden. This is a design that appears simultaneously striking or discreet depending on where it is viewed from.

Project Details:
Location: Armadale, Victoria, Australia
Area: 300 sqm.
Architects: Mitsuori Architects
Project Team: Matthew Murfett, Melissa Lim, Belle Wang
Photographs: Michael Kai Photography

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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