Two terraces in Melbourne have been joined together and given an extension with a zigzag roof by Austin Maynard Architects.

Called RaeRae House, the project retains the facades of the original elongated terraces due to heritage requirements.

奧斯汀·梅納德建築師事務所(Austin Maynard Architects)將墨爾本的兩個露台連接在一起,並用鋸齒形屋頂進行了擴展。

由於遺產要求,該項目被稱為RaeRae House,保留了原始細長露台的外牆。

After initially planning to refurbish their house, when the neglected neighbouring property came up for sale the owners decided to purchase it and merge its footprint into a single, large plot with a garden.

Austin Maynard Architects kept small sections of the existing frontages containing an office and guest bedroom.


奧斯汀·梅納德(Austin Maynard)建築師保留了現有正面的一小部分,其中包括辦公室和客用臥室。

A glass corridor, sandwiched between the two existing frontages, leads through into the new L-shaped block.

The new buildings create a yard-like space as well as new facade to the street that runs along the site’s western edge.



“Initially it looks to be a fanciful design, an architectural mountain range, but at its core the house is responsive and strategic,” said the studio.

“The roof form is contextual, every rise and fall is tuned to minimise overshadowing and visual bulk, only truly apparent if it were studied from above.”



While the roofline and varied facade treatments give the impression of many individual buildings, the interior is in fact one large space.

Living areas and spaces for the parents are organised along the southern edge, with spaces for the children to the west.



These spaces can be subdivided or left open to one another using a series of sliding doors.

A secondary glazed corridor connects to the guest bedroom at the front of the home directly to the living area.



“Every part of the house can be a secluded space, closed off with hidden sliding doors, or opened up to be free flowing,” said the studio.

“The occupants can be engaged and connected or alone and private.”



In the living room, light is drawn in by an internal glazed courtyard that frames the brick wall of the existing terrace.


This light reached deeper into RaeRae House’s kitchen and dining room, each of which can open into the garden through a sliding door.

光線深入到RaeRae House的廚房和飯廳,每個廚房和飯廳都可以通過推拉門通向花園。

Above, a taller section of the block houses the master bedroom, accessed via a dark wood and black steel staircase.

The bedroom overlooks the garden thorough a large window surrounded by a metal canopy.



In the children’s block at the western end of the garden, a large play room sits at ground floor level.

A spiral metal staircase leads up to two bedrooms, connected by a small bridge that allows the space below to be overlooked.



Externally, ivory-coloured bricks and ash cedar board alternately define RaeRae House’s elevations.

White metal canopies and door surrounds extend into the garden.

從外部看,象牙色的磚塊和白蠟木雪松板交替定義了RaeRae House的高地。


Inside, white and wooden walls and ceilings that follow the steep pitch of the roofline create bright, open spaces.

Terrazzo flooring features in the common areas, and carpeted floors in the bedrooms.



Founded by Andrew Maynard in 2002, Austin Maynard Architects have completed numerous homes across Australia, including a shingle-clad extension to a bungalow in Canberra and a cylindrical, timber beach house in Victoria.

由安德魯·梅納德(Andrew Maynard)於2002年創立,奧斯汀·梅納德(Austin Maynard)建築師已經在澳大利亞完成了許多房屋,其中包括堪培拉平房的帶狀瓷磚擴展以及維多利亞州的圓柱形木結構海濱房屋。

Project credits:

Architect: Austin Maynard Architects
Builder: Overend Construction
Styling: Augie Interiors


建築師:Austin Maynard Architects
造型:Augie Interiors



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