A semi-translucent addition and a number of interior interventions transformed this house in Melbourne, Australia, into a daylit, functional home to a family of five. Steffen Welsch Architects approached the renovation project by layering activities and spaces and executing them in "simple moves" and economy.
Located in Melbourne, Australia, the Parkville Residence has been renovated with a layer of programs “draped” over parts of the existing house. Hardly visible from the street, the translucent addition doesn’t disrupt the look of the existing architecture.
By introducing skylights to the roof surface, the architects managed to get more natural light into the interior. The team also improved thermal comfort and introduced efficient natural ventilation. Flow and interaction were further strengthened by creating simple transitional spaces in-between the main living areas, kitchen and dining room.
Photos by Rhiannon Slatter Photography