The New Old / Jessica Liew

first_img Area:  360 m² Area:  360 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Australia Save this picture!© Jaime Diaz-Berrio+ 17 Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs photographs:  Jaime Diaz-Berrio, Jessica LiewPhotographs:  Jaime Diaz-Berrio, Jessica LiewSave this picture!© Jaime Diaz-BerrioText description provided by the architects. A house that maximizes a relatively small 385m² site in inner city Melbourne, providing bright but private living spaces. There is simple, relaxed feel about this house,  loaded with character from the natural materials used including concrete, recycled tumbled bricks and hardwood timber. These provide an honesty and rawness so rarely seen these days – an antithesis to the glitz, luxe and glamour often seen in popular magazine and tv programs. To the architect/owner, the aim was to build a relaxed, private home that was energy efficient, practical and imbued with character from the all-natural materials used – complementing their extensive collection of art and antiquities from their travels. The result is remarkable. A home that has outwitted even other architects who have mistaken it for a renovation, rather than a newly-built dwelling on what was previously the neighbors tennis court.Save this picture!© Jaime Diaz-BerrioAccommodation: double storey dwelling comprising formal living, library, cellar, study, casual living and dining, separate laundry, rumpus, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 3 car accommodation.Save this picture!© Jaime Diaz-Berrio6 star energy rated: double glazed windows and skylights, double hung ceilings, double insulated stud walls,reverse brick veneer walls, underground water tank, hydronic slab heating, recycled bricks, custom double height pile wool carpet, regenerative hardwood timbers throughout.Save this picture!© Jaime Diaz-Berrio’Switchable’ spaces including a study turning into a guest bedroom (murphy bed); rumpus or second study on level 1; and studio or 3rd bedroom upstairs.Save this picture!© Jaime Diaz-BerrioA courtyard sized to a car space for future additional parking requirement. Hidden storage and joinery throughout.Custom steel framed glass pivot doors replacing a conventional front door, the recessed floor mat is the only give away.Save this picture!© Jaime Diaz-BerrioAntique Chinese screen doors framing the fishpond corridor , mural by celebrated Melbourne street artists Ghostpatrol and Miso; retention of the original chain wire mesh tennis court fencing and tennis court roller; all rooms feature a garden, fishpond or courtyard aspect.Save this picture!Ground PlanHonesty: respect and transparency for all natural materials used – predominant palette comprising black concrete, white painted tumbled bricks and natural timber finish waiting to age with the house.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Woolworth Building @ 100 ExhibtionEventFashion Mogul Commissions OMA to Convert Venice PalazzoArchitecture News Share 2012 Houses “COPY” Year:  CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Australia The New Old / Jessica Liew Architects: Jessica Liew Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  2012 The New Old / Jessica LiewSave this projectSaveThe New Old / Jessica Liew CopyAbout this officeJessica LiewOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsInteriorsHousesRefurbishmentAustraliaPublished on March 20, 2013Cite: “The New Old / Jessica Liew” 20 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?The New Old / Jessica Liew是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Empty nesters feel they are stuck in their oversized homes

first_imgLondon Residences at West End is tapping into the empty nest market that many developers are overlooking.A LACK of suitable alternative homes in local communities is causing empty nesters to baton down the hatches and stay in their oversized properties.Despite recent Federal Government initiatives to encourage older Australians out of their large homes to make way for young families, many are choosing to stay where they are.The Grattan Institute’s Brendan Coates and John Daley have suggested a key reason many seniors have opted to ‘age in place’ was that they were unable to find suitable alternative housing in their local communities — often established suburbs with a limited number of smaller dwellings. Ray White’s director of projects and investment sales Elisa McMahon said that it wasunderstandable that older Australians wanted to maintain family and community links intotheir retirement. Ray White’s director of projects and investment sales Elisa McMahon.“As a developer, it is important to understand what drives our communities and potentialbuyers — from location to layout,” she said.“Consequently, Brisbane developers are now actively looking at our more established suburbsas perfect locations for classically designed apartments.”Ms McMahon, who has spent two decades working in the property industry, noted that inaddition to finding the right location, potential downsizers were often concerned that theywould lose their ‘room to move’ in an apartment. London Residences at West End giving lifestyle to the empty nesters.London Residences architect Frank Ferro said that in addition to boasting house-sizedapartments, with separate dedicated storage rooms of up to 18sq m, his development reflectedthe true essence of one of Brisbane’s oldest suburbs.“We have combined innovative design with functional living to achieve spacious andenvironmentally integrated homes that reflect West End’s unique character and relaxedlifestyle,” Mr Ferro said.“The London Residences is proof that you can downsize without compromising on your space orcommunity.”center_img London Residences at West End is tapping into the empty nest market.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours ago“There is a misconception in the market that apartment living must always equate to smallspaces and limited storage,” she said.“While this can sometimes be the case, there are many developers who understand thatdownsizing does not have to mean cramming!”Ms McMahon is involved in a number of new Brisbane projects that she said feature‘oversized’ apartments, perfect for the retiring empty nester, for example, London Residences in West End, with three-bedroom apartments up to 208sq m.last_img read more