Brodecky House

Atlas Architects created a spatially efficient design that maximizes living space in this two story home in Melbourne, Australia.

  • area / size 1,915 sqft
  • Year 2018
  • Location Melbourne, Australia,
  • Type House,
  • This new double story residence is designed for accessibility on the ground floor and amplifying the living zone on a narrow lot size. The planning is spatially efficient to accommodate the restrictive site conditions and controls while maximising the dwellings amenity.

    Formally, the pitched volume is subtracted by large openings, creating deep eaves and window sills. This aims to engage with the street and address the corner nature of the house. These openings blur the thresholds between indoor and outdoor to accommodate various spatial uses.

    The effect of a silhouette is achieved by the colour of burnt wood and effectively conveys the outline of the new volume. Material textures such as bricks, shiplapped timber, and vertical grooved linings were introduced to visually relate the new building to its surrounding context and to our own experience of Australian houses. Together they generate a sense of human scale. The rich texture of recycled red bricks and natural finish vertical shiplapped timber cladding speaks to the adjacent building materials, whilst painted vertical Scyon Axon smooth cladding mitigates between the familiar brick pattern and shiplapped timber cladding.

    Architecture: Atlas Architects
    Contractor: Secon Constructions
    PhotographyTess Kelly