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Child Care St Kilda
Infill Fitzroy
Infill South Yarra
Mixed Use Brighton
Shop Subdivision CBD
Tower Refurbishment CBD
Tower Refurbishment St Kilda
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Fitzroy
use Retail/Multi-Residential
area 440sqm (40sqm new)
completed 2004

Occupied by a low-income hostel, this site originally consisted of two shop and dwellings with utilities housed behind. Restoring the original structure required some demolition and complete refurbishment of the original buildings. A double storey addition to the rear of the site, allows for the addition of a further two dwellings while employing an interplay of heavy and light materials to distinguish between the existing and new construction.

Photos by Peter Bennetts

2005 article in AR Architectural Review Australia Issue 094 pp.82