Abbotsford Residence, Melbourne, Australia

Posted in Architecture
By Sam Bathe on 15 Dec 2012

The exquisite work of Chan Architecture, Abbotsford Residence in Melbourne, Australia, was designed around an existing double-fronted Edwardian home, adding rear and first floor extensions. Large existing trees proved a complication in the back and while site access was another problem, but innovative methods were developed to skirt the development issues. Curves in the design are both a form and function feature, creating more dynamic, fluid spaces, while references to the stereotypes of an Edwardian home can be found throughout.

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