Located on the the outskirts of Melbourne’s CBD, this project in Footscray involved the demolition of rear lean-to structures, to accommodate new living areas with a rear deck and other general improvements. The house lies within a heritage overlay, which ensured we had to respect the existing facades as part of the design process.

Project Name: Origami Fold House
Studio Name:
SG2 design
Project size: 170 m2
Site size: 306 m2
Completion date: 2018
Building levels: 1
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Photography: Hans Van der post

Origami Fold House by SG2 design - Sheet1
Kitchen ©Hans Van der post

We proposed to maintain a similar aesthetic to the dominant style, yet create a contemporary feel for the new additions.

Origami Fold House by SG2 design - Sheet2
Living Room ©Hans Van der post

A new skillion roof creates a junction between old and new areas, expressed at the apex via a series of clerestory windows located high above.

Origami Fold House by SG2 design - Sheet3
Yard Seating ©Hans Van der post

The skillion roof extends out to create solar shading for the new deck and to express the roof structure itself. The proposed additions use the similar materials to those on the existing house, to help marry new areas with old.

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