robert simeoni architects inserts pleated glass windows to powell street house in australia

robert simeoni architects inserts pleated glass windows to powell street house in australia

robert simeoni architects has completed ‘powell street house’ in south yarra, australia, with pleated glass windows that combine clear and opaque glazing. the project unites two existing dwellings: a ground level and a first level apartment, which were part of a 1930’s duplex but each had its own external access. the residence has been transformed into a single unit, with a double-height addition on the ground floor that was conceived as a quiet space, with ambiguous connections between the existing and the new, the outside and inside.robert simeoni architects inserts pleated glass windows to powell street house in australiaall images by derek swalwell

 

 

robert simeoni architects developed the design for ‘powell street house’ in response to the muted light and quiet interior of the existing building. the ground floor addition forms a double-height volume complete with a carefully positioned high level window, while a long diagonal view has been created through the existing shallow floor plan. a pleated glass and steel façade completes this space, connecting the interior with the exterior of the property.robert simeoni architects inserts pleated glass windows to powell street house in australia

 

 

bathrooms were designed with a selection of materials evocative of the 1930’s architecture of the existing house, while new architectural elements, including the addition, read as new inserted elements within the existing fabric. the contrast with the materiality of the original is expressed in the use of steel for the window frames and external cladding. the steel windows utilize a combination of clear and opaque glazing to frame views while ensuring enough privacy. interior colors were selected to visually connect the different spaces, and respond to the varying volumes and light conditions throughout the house.robert simeoni architects inserts pleated glass windows to powell street house in australiarobert simeoni architects inserts pleated glass windows to powell street house in australia

robert simeoni architects inserts pleated glass windows to powell street house in australia
robert simeoni architects inserts pleated glass windows to powell street house in australia

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robert simeoni architects inserts pleated glass windows to powell street house in australia

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