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Photograph of a north-facing building facade with full width timber framed glazed pivot doors open, large highlight window above and full height linen curtain on the right.
Photograph of the interior looking towards the north-facing windows and open pivot doors, reeded glass highlight windows to the east and small weatherboard cottage beyond.
Photograph of the interior with curved ceiling, oak columns and glass courtyard with vines growing up the wall beyond.
Photograph of a kitchen with staircase concealed behind white brick wall, oak joinery to the left side and textured rendered wall to the opposite side. A hidden light well above the staircase throws light from behind.
Photograph of internal corridor with oak joinery on the left, staircase to the right and sheer curtained windows of the bedrooms beyond.

ArchiTeam: Canning

Foomann Architects 2021


This tour is part of the ArchiTeam Awards House Tours, showcasing the work of award-winning small practice architects working in a variety of living and working environments. 

Canning is intended to showcase the beauty and benefits of small-footprint living.

The property contains two dwellings and a shared courtyard, with a 30 square metre cottage fitted as a studio apartment facing the street. The main 110 square metre dwelling, designed by Foomann, is a surprise to visitors, nestled low behind the cottage. This separation preserves the integrity of the heritage building fabric, while also providing the new dwelling with a north orientation and flexibility to use the cottage for visiting family or Airbnb guests.

The new dwelling features a large, simple design gesture in the form of a curved ceiling that sweeps through the home creating different spatial experiences as visitors travel through.

What's On

A visit to Canning will involve guided tours with the architects and casual chats with accommodating and happy homeowners. The nearby Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral is also a must-see.

Images: (1-5) Canning Street. All photos: Eve Wilson.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 29 July
Tours run 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm + 4.30pm
Running for 30 minutes in groups of 15
Bookings required
First release tickets: Thursday 6 July, 12pm
Second release tickets: Saturday 8 July, 10am


North Melbourne VIC 3051

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