Working with a slew of difficult web site circumstances, Splinter Society thought creatively when designing an addition to a historic residence in Ivanhoe, a suburb of Melbourne. The Tear Away Home is born from an present, two-story brick construction that’s linked to an adjoining residence with a shared wall. To make it work, a portion of the unique construction stays with the addition of a “vertical rupture” within the type of an unfinished brick wall. Taking part in off the unique brick part, the fashionable addition makes use of forged concrete to enhance the solidity and mass of the unique supplies. The concrete wall is left unfinished, including a slight industrial really feel to the brand new part of the house.
The uncooked concrete is paired with wooden components and black particulars, together with a central winding black metal staircase with wooden stairs. A light-weight terrazzo ground provides to the layers of texture all through.
The kitchen is dramatic but minimalist with white cupboards and an all-black island. Regardless of all the black particulars all through, the inside is crammed with pure mild because of the again wall of home windows.
The again of the house is outfitted with sliding folding glass doorways that assist lengthen the usable house onto the deck.
Photographs by Sharyn Cairns and Melany Wimpee.