A Home Extension Designed To Maximize Sociability

MAKE Architecture have designed a home in Melbourne, Australia, that was given an extension to make it more like a local hangout for the homeowners friends and family.

Local House by MAKE Architecture

MAKE Architect’s description

A large part of the inspiration for the extension of this St Kilda Californian Bungalow comes from thinking about how this family live and connect with their community.

Local House by MAKE Architecture

Spaces are playful and have been conceived more like a favourite local café than a private house, reflecting this family’s desire to create a space that allowed them to connect with friends, family and their larger community.

Local House by MAKE Architecture

Concrete has been used to form a heavy base to the project and large board marked concrete elements lift up and emerge out of this base.

Local House by MAKE Architecture

The concrete has been formed up insitu using recycled fence palings to give texture and grain.

Local House by MAKE Architecture

Concrete is also used internally to create integrated seats, benches and durable surfaces for family life.

Local House by MAKE Architecture

A decorative timber screen gives contrast to the concrete and clads the extruded upper level roof form that contains the main bedroom.

Local House by MAKE Architecture

The screen has been designed for sun shading and to control overlooking to the neighbours, while still providing distant views over the rooftops beyond.

Local House by MAKE Architecture

Local House by MAKE Architecture

Local House by MAKE Architecture

Architecture: MAKE Architecture
Photography: Peter Bennetts

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