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(1) Pathway looking toward glazed sliding door entrance, with structure of steel beams and columns providing shelter. Slabs create a stepping stone pathway with grass and foliage growing around.
(2) Pathway looking toward glazed sliding door entrance, with structure of steel beams and columns providing shelter. Slabs create a stepping stone pathway with grass and foliage growing around.
(3) Interior image with timber mid century dining table on right and various plants populating image.
(4) Living area with high ceiling and skylight.
(5) Interior image with timber mid century dining table on right and various plants populating image.
(6) Living area with high ceiling and skylight.
(7) Kitchen area with timber cabinetry and monstera plant sitting centrally in the foreground.
(8) Image looking to the courtyard from inside, showing sliding doors fully opened.
(9) Kitchen area with light timber cabinetry and steel joists spanning the ceiling.
(10) Interior image of walkway clad in timber panels and mirrored door left ajar.
(11) Image of white tiled bathroom via dimly lit hallway.
(12) House from street view, showing garage door rolled up to reveal front entrance to house.

That Old Chestnut

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FIGR Architecture Studio 2022

Description

Located amongst the hubbub of delivery trucks, bicycles and a never-ending procession of vehicle traffic, That Old Chestnut house sits within a minute 160-square-metre site in Cremorne. The client loved the sheer richness and vibrance of the area so much that they set out to make this place a long-term place of residence. The design brief seeks to maximise comfort, solar passive design and access to natural light. Collaboration with the neighbour resulted in increased view to the sky despite a multi-storey development nearby.

Much like Cremorne itself, the concrete, timber and galvanised steel materiality of the house is imagined as unapologetically gritty and robust. Functions and spaces straddle the perimeter of the backyard to create a continuous interface and connection with the garden and landscaped pergola.

What's On

Take a tour through the project with a project description before passing through the residence. The project looks at inner city living and how to provide amenities for long-term occupation and create a retreat amongst greater densification.

Images: (1-12) That Old Chestnut. All photos: courtesy of FIGR.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 27 July
Tours running every half hour starting at 10am. Last tour departs at 1.30pm
Running for 30 minutes in groups of 15

Bookings required—$7 booking fee applies
First release tickets: 12pm Wednesday 3 July
Second release tickets: 12pm Saturday 6 July

Full address will be provided to ticketholders in confirmation email upon booking.
Shoes must be removed. No food or drink. No large handbags or bags. Please do not open drawers or cupboards.

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ACCESSIBILITY

None of the above - no access

Location

Cremorne VIC 3121

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