practice is quite enamored with post WWII duplex
housing, of which the Burnley Racecourse Estate is the first Melbourne
example. See our previous projects with 2 bedroom versions of the type
in Hampton East and Preston.
In Burnley, an oddly shaped extension
retains the charms of the original house and maintains a usable backyard with
passive solar access.
It integrates readily identifiable sustainable ambitions
into the building fabric with a Trombe wall entry and a Sky planter frame / water pipe pergola.In coordination with new garden areas the project
offers a long term home for the family, the 3 kids, their chickens, dog, bikes,
vegie garden and kayaks.
A collboration with Rohan Syer Landscape Design and built by MhD of Myrtle Street fame.
Photos by Erica Lauthier.