House in House is a private home located in Fitzroy North, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The home was designed by Steffen Welsch Architects in 2014.
House in House by Steffen Welsch Architects:
“House in House is a new build in a streetscape with significant
heritage value. Our idea was that the home be an ‘uneasy fit’ within the
street, creating a dialogue, an ongoing easy tension, with its
predominantly Federation-style neighbours.
House in House contains five distinct internal pavilions or
houses and three courtyards or voids. Each of the pavilions or houses
has discrete functions, and each individual house is linked through a
main axis, doubling as circulation spine.
The courtyards punctuate the pavilions, drawing in natural light
and ventilation. The largest courtyard frames the limits of the block
and is for outdoor entertaining under a pergola. The smaller courtyards
feature lush plantings, a retreat for one or two. This project is
designed to passive solar principles.”
Photos by: Shannon McGrath