Two Townhouses

The project is the consolidation of large suburban block with a very low density into two higher-density townhouses. The project has two distinct frontages; one is a low-rise suburban streetscape typical to Kew, the other is a landscape corridor and bicycle path. The design for the site stretches between these two conditions, twisting and deflecting to negotiate the steeply sloping levels and orientate to the sun. The houses are figuratively and literally stretched between these two, shifting from the predominantly brick to the predominantly timber façade. Both houses are designed for a flexibility of occupation over time. Though a simple alteration both houses can be transformed into separate apartments offering an option for the occupants to vary their living arrangements and either derive a rental income, provide for live-in care or house an extended family.

Location
Kew Vic Australia

Completion Date
2012

Photographer 
Jesse Marlow

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