Fitzroy Sunroof House + Unit
“An angled north facing facing roof appears above the protective courtyard wall. Operable sunshades allow deep winter sun into the living spaces whilst excluding unwanted summer sun”
|Fitzroy Sunroof House + Unit||Residential Alterations + Addition with New Rear Unit||North Fitzroy, VIC|
A retired couple with two adult children, one of which has special needs requirements
What they wanted
To upgrade their home to accommodate themselves and visiting relatives and accommodate their adult son with special needs requirements in a way that would provide them all with some degree of independence.
Alteration and addition to an existing single double fronted Edwardian home with a rear subdivision containing an independent unit with separate street access.
House Site: 275m2 / Floor Area: 192m2 = 148m2 (existing) + 44m2 (addition)
Unit Site: 130m2 / Floor Area: 89m2
A retired couple seeking to consolidate their living requirements so they can remain in their familiar and favourite location. They are also looking to accommodate their adult son with special needs requirements in a way that would provide them all with some degree of independence. Located in dense inner suburban Fitzroy North, the existing home is a double fronted edwardian on a relatively generous sized block with two street frontages. The proposal is for an addition and alterations to upgrade the existing home with a new independent unit at the rear of the block on a separate title. Both properties need to be low maintenance, practical, energy efficient and designed for easy access. Using the constraints of the surrounding context, the proposal maximises available sunlight to the new living spaces. It uses simple pragmatic materials and recycles the bricks of the newly demolished garage to integrate with the existing robust fabric of the rear street.
Ground Floor Plan
Winter/Summer Sun Penetration