Kelvin House by FMD Architects in Melbourne, Australia

Project: Kelvin House
FMD Architects
Melbourne, Australia
Photographs by: Peter Bennetts

Kelvin House by FMD Architects

FMD Architects has breathed new life into a single fronted terrace in Melbourne, Australia, with the Kelvin House refurbishment project. The brief was to create a modern and spacious interior while also maximizing access to natural light. To achieve this, FMD Architects reconfigured the internal spaces to create a continuous line with direct views from front to back. The design also features a unique triangular deck that reorients toward the north and provides shade from the western sun. The kitchen flows into the deck’s triangular forms, creating a dialogue between the inside and outside. The result is a modern and functional home that embraces both contemporary and traditional design elements.

The brief was to create refurbish the existing single fronted terrace internally and construct a new deck which maximises access to the north light while providing shade from the western sun.

A triangular deck was devised to reorientate toward the north. A planter box was incorporated with vertical screening to the west. The battened screening weaves its way over the face of the box the up the roof structure, embracing and screening the deck.

Internal spaces were replanned to create a continuous line of spaces with direct views from the front to the rear of the house through the linear passage.

A large black joinery block defines the transition from the old to new spaces. This block contains the bathroom, laundry, study, shelving and kitchen.

The kitchen then unfolds along the island bench into the triangular forms, reiterating the forms of the deck, establishing a dialogue between the inside and the outside.

FMD Architects


Tags: addition, Australia, extension, FMD Architects, interior, Melbourne, refurbishment, renovation

Author: Fidan Jovanov

Fidan Jovanov

A young enthusiast with a passion for home decor and architecture, I love writing articles that inspire and guide readers in transforming their spaces into stylish, functional, and beautiful environments.


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