Eclectic and playful in its execution, King Bill by Austin Maynard Architects is designed to reflect the pocket parks in the surrounding backstreets of Melbourne’s Fitzroy. The project opens up and extends an 1850s terrace house into the adjoining vacant block in an unexpected and delightful way, with landscaped courtyards by Bush Projects threaded throughout the home. A generous, civic-minded approach to place is evident in the design of this alteration and addition and the non-uniform and textural approach to the architecture responds to the layered, gritty nature of Melbourne’s inner north. Austin Maynard Architects’ unconventional response to the common downfalls of heritage terrace houses is commended.
For more coverage, read Peter Davies’s project review from Houses 122.
- Austin Maynard Architects
Melbourne, Vic, Australia
- Project Team
- Andrew Maynard, Mark Austin (design architects), Kathryne Houchin, Ray Dinh (project architects)
Building surveyor Code Compliance
Engineer Hive Engineering
Landscape consultant Bush Projects
Net engineer Tensys
- Site details
Site type Suburban
Category Residential buildings
Type Houses, Residential
- Project Details