first_imgArchDaily Area:  190 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Manufacturers: Krause Bricks, Selkirk, VMZINCSave this picture!© Hilary BradfordRecommended ProductsWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. This project explores urban consolidation. Our clients were empty-nesters ‘swimming’ in the large Victorian home where they raised their children. Although they relished the inner-city location, with access to lifestyle opportunities and numerous amenities, they were eager to down-size, free themselves of debt and prepare for future challenges associated with the aging process. Having explored a number of possibilities they decided that utilizing the generous garden area associated with their current home was the preferred way forward. Both ideologically and financially it made sense and so the long process began.Save this picture!© Hilary BradfordSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Hilary BradfordWorking within the tight planning constraints of inner city Richmond, the design draws on references from the immediate streetscape in the way of building lines and materiality. Windows are carefully located to avoid overlooking into adjoining properties, while providing occupants with framed views of the neighbourhood – the streetscape from the kitchen, the MCG and city from the upper level and the private garden from the main living area. Sitting slightly lower than the rear garden, the cosy living room features a suspended fireplace and provides direct connection with the established vegetation. The materiality took inspiration from the client’s love of locally sourced autumnal bricks – the palette is underpinned by natural tones and textures, imbued with a sense of age and earthiness.Save this picture!Elevations / SectionsCommitted to creating a home with a high level of amenity, a shared car stacker sits discretely between the old and the new premises and a small domestic lift ensures easy circulation between the three levels. It’s a project that courageously embraces the challenges we face in relation to population growth and urban sprawl and it sits as an exemplar of inner city re-birth.Save this picture!© Hilary BradfordProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Kumaon / Zowa ArchitectsSelected ProjectsHappy Holidays from the Architects (2017 Edition)Misc Share The Empty Nester / Idle Architecture StudioSave this projectSaveThe Empty Nester / Idle Architecture Studio CopyHouses•Melbourne, Australia 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/885880/the-empty-nester-idle-architecture-studio Clipboard “COPY” Houses Save this picture!© Hilary Bradford+ 10 Sharecenter_img Australia “COPY” Architects: Idle Architecture Studio Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/885880/the-empty-nester-idle-architecture-studio Clipboard Photographs:  Hilary Bradford Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs The Empty Nester / Idle Architecture Studio Year:  CopyAbout this officeIdle Architecture StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMelbourneAustraliaPublished on December 25, 2017Cite: “The Empty Nester / Idle Architecture Studio” 24 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalPlumbingSanifloGreywater Pump – Sanifast®SWH190WoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodMembranesEffisusAVCL Systems for FacadesSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsStudcoPocket Door Trims – CavKitWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineHanging LampsEureka LightingSuspended Lights – BloomMetallicsBaileyFacade Systems- I-Line Snap-On Feature ChannelMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img

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