north fitzroy house
The new recently completed infill house in Tait St. North Fitzroy is located in the rear garden of a warehouse fronting Scotchmer St.
The design is an exploration of the courtyard house type, a two storey form emerging from a perimeter of lower brick walls, which define the site boundaries.
The perimeter walls and the house itself are an investigation into the materiality of two materials – terra cotta and timber.
Walls are clad in either brick or terra cotta roof tiles whilst timber battens form sunscreens, fencing and wall cladding all in the same pattern.
This house was designed for a couple whose children have left home and the new building neatly fits into the backyard of the much larger warehouse that they used to live in as a family.
- 2016 Think Brick Awards – Robin Dods Terracotta Roof