Andrew Child Architecture
Andrew Child Architecture is a Melbourne based architectural studio. The practice seeks to provide contemporary, innovative and refined buildings that prioritise the qualities of light and space. Andrew Child Architecture offers a full range of architectural services including feasibility, concept design, design development, town planning submission, contract documentation, contractor selection and contract administration. We operate primarily in the inner and middle suburbs of Melbourne. We also have projects underway in regional Victoria.
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Kew House alterations + addition
Kew, Victoria, 2009
An addition and alterations to upgrade an internally awkward and dark Californian Bungalow into a light, modern three bedroom (and study) residence. We approached the design of the addition as a singular and relatively simple form that could then be manipulated to engage with the particular characteristics of the north facing rear yard. Through the angling of the eave and decks, the use of a restrained internal material palette and the terracing down of the living room floor levels to follow the site, the intention was to create a varied and generous interior within which the light, the trees, their shadows and the landscape would be a significant presence.
StKilda House alterations + addition
East StKilda, Victoria, 2012
An addition + alterations to a Federation Bungalow to provide more space, light and connection with the secluded rear yard. As one of a pair of Bungalows in a heritatage listed street populated with Queen Anne Style cottages, the existing house is distinguished with its relaxed and relatively single, linear form and efficiently crafted construction details. A contemporary lighter interpretation is provided with the new rear addition. Positioned near the southern boundary to form a new adjacent northern yard and to exploit the abundance of internal daylight this will provide, the floor levels of the new volume step down to follow the gentle site slope to create distinct yet connected spaces within. This is enhanced with subtle material variation within the new volume.
Inverloch, Victoria, —-
Currently under construction, the brief called for a robust yet comfortable new coastal home for a retired couple with a separate bedroom wing for visiting children, grandchildren and friends. The design response seeks to harness the unique qualities of the discrete site by offering a secluded and relatively modest street presence before opening to a surprisingly wider, higher and lighter rear, where all spaces have access to northern sun and dedicated gardens. Such a response also enables the project to achieve an energy rating of 7 stars. The rear operates as a generous residence for the couple with the capacity to open up or close down to the guest wing as required