When you think about new homes being built in historic neighborhoods, you get images of architectural styles and details that complement the surrounding houses. In Melbourne, Australia this idea was implemented with a twist in a Victorian neighborhood. Instead of recreating a historical home, the architects at Kavellaris Urban Design (KUD) used an innovative technique to create an image of a Victorian house on perforated metal panels to clad the outside of a contemporary home. The team calls it The Perforated House.
The concept of melding the historical look of the Victorian surroundings with innovative wall panels that open up to expose its inner ‘skeleton’ is unique and design forward in thinking. When the panels are opened, the modern and clean-lined interiors show off glass railings, expansive glass walls and the open concept floor plan.
The floor plan is unique in that the bedrooms are housed on the first floor, while the entertaining and communal living spaces lie on the second. This floor plan arrangement allows for full views and appreciation of the open paneled vistas from the top floor.
Who’s to say that modern architecture can’t be housed in a historical neighborhood? The Perforated House by KUD answers that question beautifully.
All photo credits: KUD