South Yarra Townhouse

Winter Architecture

South Yarra Townhouse is a reset, realignment and reinvigoration of a cumbersome and wasteful 1990s era townhouse. Angled walls drawn on a designer’s whim made valuable floor space unusable and created awkward angles.
The design of the walls and joinery, and their calm white finish, allow daylight to penetrate deep into the home, reducing the need for artificial sources. Single glazing has been replaced with double glazing to increase the thermal inertia of the building envelope, minimising heat gain in summer and heat loss in winter. Lighting and appliances have been carefully selected for energy efficiency. In short, no effort has been spared to make this a durable, beloved and sustainable home.

Photography: Tatjana Plitt