Power Street Hawthorn by Steve Domoney Architecture
Architects: Steve Domoney Architecture
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Photos: Derek Swalwell
This built up family living arrangement in Power Street Hawthorn had beforehand experienced redesign with back increases giving family living, eating and kitchen spaces. These unfortunately missed the mark concerning giving a pleasing design and stream for the family, being unbalanced in setup, to some degree bound in tallness and ailing in great characteristic light.
A complete reconsider of this space and its relationship to its patio nursery setting was called for. It was concurred the best cure would be to begin once again whilst by and large keeping to the current envelope so as not to reduce the accessible patio nursery region and in this manner, give an additionally freeing space and point of convergence for family movement.
In its presentation a structure style structure appeared to be most suitable in offering association with the patio nursery whilst separating itself from the built up character of the current house. Along these lines both new and existing coincide congruously, just as and gladly speaking to their own particular period in history to which they appeared.
The extent of work incorporated some modernisation of the current, alongside the coordination of the new structure with another raised swimming pool and garden re-work by Jack Merlo, scene planner.
The “Structure” as the name proposes, is transparent in structure, the material bed controlled and constrained to glass and bluestone clad walling. Timber deck and bluestone tile terracing.
A cautious equalization of openness and protection is struck to set up the greenery enclosure association whilst being managed security from neighboring properties. This is accomplished through the situation of screen edge dividers to its flanks and frameless openings to the patio nursery vista.
Unpretentious indulgences have been incorporated, for example, the immediate access from the expert en-suite to pool by means of a robotized coated entryway, fortifying a urban resort feel to the home.