ACUTE HOUSE

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Photographs | Nic Granleese


ACUTE HOUSE

Acute House is the transformation of a 'renovator's nightmare' into a compact 21st century family home. The severe limitations of a tiny, very triangular site and the demanding heritage context have resulted in a pointy new wedge of house that is designed to exploit its problems.

The original, and extremely decrepit, Victorian weatherboard cottage had become impossible to inhabit but was well loved by the neighbourhood as well as its new owners.

We tried to retain its weathered character by re-using as much original fabric as possible from warped weatherboards and fence palings to random accumulations such as door knobs, vents and street numbers. Like fragile museum artefacts, these were carefully removed, labelled, stored and re-installed in their original location on a new mount that not only highlights their charms by contrast but allows the house to live again in a new way.

BEFORE | the original "Renovator's Nightmare" | photo: OOF! architecture


DESIGN TEAM:

Architect: Fooi-Ling Khoo
Planning + Heritage: David Brand
Interior Design: OOF in collaboration with JPILD
Engineer: Mark Hodkinson Consulting Structural Engineers
Building Surveyor: Anthony Middling & Associates

 

CONSTRUCTION TEAM:

Builder: Mitty & Price | Michael Briese (Builder/Director) Christian Klueter (Foreman) 
External Cladding | Advanced Metal Cladding 
Windows and Doors | Pickering Joinery 
Joiner | TT Cabinets + Design 
Steelwork | Redon Forge
PlumberInnerline Plumbing
Electrician | Warner Electrical
Heating + AC | Marshall's Heating & Air conditioning Pty Ltd
Concrete Polishing | Lumic


AWARDS

 City of Port Phillip Design + Development Awards 2018 |   AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE    |  Residential Dwelling +   COMMENDATION   | Heritage Conservation

City of Port Phillip Design + Development Awards 2018 | AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE | Residential Dwelling + COMMENDATION | Heritage Conservation


 Victorian Premier's Design Awards 2016 |   WINNER    |  Architecture

Victorian Premier's Design Awards 2016 | WINNER | Architecture


 ArchiTeam Awards 2016 |   WINNER   | Residential Alterations

ArchiTeam Awards 2016 | WINNER | Residential Alterations

 ArchiTeam Awards 2016 |   COMMENDATION   | Sustainability

ArchiTeam Awards 2016 | COMMENDATION | Sustainability

 Houses Awards 2016 |   COMMENDATION   | House in a Heritage Context

Houses Awards 2016 | COMMENDATION | House in a Heritage Context

 Houses Awards 2016 |  SHORTLIST  | House Alterations < 200sqm

Houses Awards 2016 | SHORTLIST | House Alterations < 200sqm


 Acute House is proud to be a part of   Open House Melbourne 2016

Acute House is proud to be a part of Open House Melbourne 2016

MEDIA:

selection of articles about Acute House


MEDIA ENQUIRIES:

Ben at Bowerbird.io would love to help with further information about this project. Give him a call: +61 435 196 520