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Courtyard House Somers
House Extension Caulfield
House Extension Glen Iris I
House Extension Glen Iris II
House Prahran
House Red Hill South
House Renovation Brighton
House Yarraville
Infill South Melbourne
Infill South Yarra
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549 Chapel Street, South Yarra
use Retail/Multi-Residential
area 175sqm (100sqm new)
completed 2005

Situated on busy Chapel Street, this infill job involved refurbishment of an existing shop; a new shop; and one bedroom unit with a rooftop deck. Responding to existing built form and site constraints the design also reinterprets the Modernist strip window within its contemporary northern orientation. Louvres and the canopy wrap along the facade appearing as a dazzle in the peripheral drive-by view.

Photos by Derek Swalwell

2008 entry for the Australian Institute of Architects Awards