West Melbourne, VIC

“This reworking of an existing loft-style apartment in inner Melbourne brings an operatic virtuosity to a conventional two-storey warehouse volume..... This apartment is a masterful embodiment of form and function”

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HOUSES Apartment Award 2014

Walls tear, bend and converge in this loft apartment interior housed in a former butter factory in West Melbourne. A sculptural stair sits at the converging point in the space, twisting dramatically, and soaring up towards a roof terrace which overlooks the city of Melbourne.

A monochrome palate of white on white with charcoal and black plays with the abundant natural light, which is drawn in from the large north facing windows and ceiling void.

An essentially open ground floor plan is defined by bending, wrapping walls which contain a bathroom, laundry and storage spaces. Sliding doors further create the opportunity for expanding or containing, depending on how the ground floor is used, whether it be as a studio, bedroom or for entertaining.

Innovation through breaking down conventional approaches to spatial planning in domestic architecture.

Poetics of form standing equally as important as function, both working symbiotically.

Photography by Fraser Marsden.

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