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South Yarra Residence by Carr Design Group situated in Melbourne, Australia | The Hardt
South Yarra Residence by Carr Design Group situated in Melbourne, Australia. Located in Melbourne’s Domain precinct this 1929 built residence originally began as two duplexes, one of which was originally inhabited by the famous Australian artists-collectors Sunday and John Reed before they move to the Heide property (which after their death became the Heide Museum of Modern Art). Merging historic architecture with a contemporary, cantilevered addition, the old and the new are now joined with wide shadow recesses and textural change where the achromatic color palette of matte black steel, polished black timber flooring, cement walls and polished aluminum reflects the transparency of the modern design
The architectural masterplan sought to celebrate the original structure and well-proportioned spaces whilst updating them to provide a cohesive series of interior spaces to suit a family of five. A bold two-story glazed structure was added to the rear west face of the property to bring light into the heart of the home, defining a new circulation core to the building. A large glazed skylight tracks the path of the sun throughout the day, filling the interior with light. Openings are lined with the introduction of steel portals and framing devices for reveals, panels, and blades, marking the transition from original form to contemporary space, existing built form with that of the new, highly contemporary addition.
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