House 848

A typical Victorian terrace in north Fitzroy has been rejuvenated with a proposed new addition which aims to maximise the depth of the site. With 2 private courtyards and a large central roof terrace the internal spaces are all provided with an external outlook with varying degrees of privacy.

A simple abstracted roof geometry diminishes the definition between lower and upper levels, unifying the space and creating the opportunity for double height internal volumes and pouring natural light into the most central areas of the plan.

The roof form and plan layout present a recessive response to the street, creating a modest addition to the existing terrace and the surrounding structures. A simple palette and modest materials allow for the internal volumetric shifts to generate the interior character.