andrew maynard architects: ilma grove house andrew maynard architects: ilma grove house
may 13, 2011

andrew maynard architects: ilma grove house

‘ilma grove house’ by andrew maynard architects in northcote, australia all images courtesy andrew maynard architects

 

 

 

melbourne-based practice andrew maynard architects has completed ‘ilma grove house’, a small extension project to a heritage home in northcote, australia. conceived to minimize the family’s ecological footprint, the design heavily revolves around passive solar efficiency and the promotion of a sustainable lifestyle.

exterior view

 

 

 

taking advantage of the north-facing backyard, the geometrical structure sits behind the existing building without invading the house, avoiding extra costs in demolition and reducing construction waste. the recycled-brick facade features strategic openings to maximize sun penetration, resulting in an oblong s-shaped face with deep overhangs over the generous windows. the tangible boundary between the inside and outside has been blurred by bringing in elements of the gardens indoors through potted portions on the floor.

(left) facade treatment (right) outdoor area

 

 

 

the new extension houses a new dining and kitchen area which is defined by a strip of roof lights that run along the ceiling of the layout. a generous lounge area finished in locally sourced bluestone faces out to the backyard with hinging, floor-to-ceiling windows. the upper level features a master bedroom which leads up to a roof terrace overlooking the city to the south and the dandenong ranges to the east. solar panels installed above the structure helps further reduce the household’s energy costs.

interior view of lounge

views of interior garden within living space

dining space

upper level master bedroom

spiral staircase

solar panels on roof top level

view from terrace

night views

overall view at night

schematic diagrams

sustainable design

passive solar gain

site plan

floor plan / level 0

(left) floor plan / level +1 (right) roof plan

cross section and details

east elevation with house

west elevation with house

north elevation

(left) west elevation (right) east elevation

  • The explanation is really usufull and interesting as well …

    mihtsu says:
  • Best building by Maynard! Awesome.

    Matt says:

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