The Vader House by Andrew Maynard

February 21, 2009

Australian architect Andrew Maynard has designed the Vader House, located in Melbourne.

From Andrew Maynard:

The Vader House is an extension to a Victorian terrace in the dense inner-city. The high boundary walls, built in disregard of existing height regulations long before such rules were created, permitted a non-standard height along the northern boundary. The roofline then abruptly turns to follow the dictated set-back lines, resulting in a playful and telling interpretation of planning rules.

All the new works surround an outdoor courtyard space which becomes the new centre of the house- accessed by a series of glass doors it is the opposite of the dark masonry-clad rooms of the old house. The refined palate of materials is subverted where volumes are removed to reveal the flesh inside – coloured bright red with glass tiles and joinery.

Watch a video interview and profile of Andrew Maynard – here.

Visit Andrew Maynard’s website – here.

Photos by Peter Bennetts.
Visit Andrew Maynard’s website – here.