Statkus Architecture Pty Ltd
Statkus Architecture is an architectural design studio offering architect’s services and considered solutions throughout Victoria. We specialise in in residential, domestic projects including new homes, extensions, renovations, holiday homes and multi residential developments. We are also versed in retail and hospitality fitouts along with government and community projects. As neither a start up studio, nor a long established large multi generational firm, to date we have produced a modest portfolio of what we like to think of as quality work and are currently working on a range of diverse and interesting projects from small extensions & renovations, new homes, holiday houses and multi store
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Northcote Mohawk House
This is a new 3 bedroom family house with passive programs grouped and located at the front with active programs located at the rear with visual and physical access to a large rear yard. Walls & roofs are constructed in timber and steel on an insulated, hydronically heated, polished concrete floor slab with new thermally and acoustically insulated walls and ceilings. Building materials are economical and robust, to achieve a cost effective, low maintenance home with curved wall forms at the front and rear along with painted variation to the external cladding. A substantially sized north facing roof deck located at the northern, front of the house, offers sunny 360 degree views including those of All Nations Park across the road, previously a tip and prior to that a brickworks and quarry. At 150m2 excluding the roof deck, this is not a large house and high ceilings contribute to volumetric interiors. All window are double glazed; electrically operated high level windows over the living/dining/kitchen areas provide all day northerly lights, glimpses of an existing palm tree and allows the house to passively cool at night being located at the highest section of the ceiling.
A Masonry, concrete and glass extension acts as a complementary counterpoint to an original cream brick and weatherboard cottage in Newport. The extension takes advantage of the site’s northerly and yard orientation; a series of coloured glass panels provide filtered abstracted views to the yard. Spaces are interconnected and open, yet have the ability to be closed off physically and visually. A contextual interest in curved forms is expressed in a number of building elements, from a paved slab, curved canopy and an interplay between half arched doorways offset by curving corners on perpendicular walls. Photos by Matthew Mallett
House for 5
This Northcote double storey extension comprises a new kitchen, extended living and dining areas with a new ‘snug’ extension that experiences warm afternoon sun for a passively warmed and lit cosy space in winter with built in banquette seating, shaded in summer. A new upstairs extension comprises a study, shared ensuite/powder room, walk-through robes, a main bedroom and a compact balcony with views towards the CBD. A brightly coloured patterned screen on the upstairs northwest corner visually addresses this building by day, contrasting with the streetscape tones of fence, tree and sky aiming to address and activate this corner. By night, the screen is inverted, no longer orange and with the lights on inside, the openings (dark by day) become light, a lantern effect over the street. Pattern and texture is embedded in the brickwork, tiling, joinery and from patterned screens which create daily and seasonally fluctuating temporal patterns of light and shadow.