Located on a small site in Melbourne's Inner North, this project was designed to achieve our client’s aim of sustainable dual-occupancy living in an inner city environment. Part of this ethos was the desire to maximise the liveable space on a small site, while not unreasonably affecting the amenity of neighbouring properties.
The building features two interlocking dwellings that are designed according to environmentally friendly principles of passive solar design and water conservation. A strong focus has been placed throughout on sunlight, privacy and views.
Front and rear dwellings are both provided with northern aspects. The rear dwelling utilises first floor clerestory windows and voids to distribute light and warmth to the ground floor below. Both dwellings include rain-water harvesting for use in gardens and toilets as well as solar hot water and solar power.
The result is two modern, eco-friendly dwellings that create a sense of space on a restricted site without affecting the existing landscape.