Coburg Frieze | Mihaly Slocombe

Coburg Frieze | Mihaly Slocombe | Photographer: Tatjana Plitt

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Coburg Frieze | Mihaly Slocombe

Traditional Land Owners
Wurundjeri
Year
2023
Chapter

Victoria

Category
EmAGN Project Award
Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)
Builder
Truewood Constructions
Photographer
Tatjana Plitt
Project summary

Coburg Frieze is a purified design that questions what’s really needed. We transformed the interwar property into a long-term family home that celebrates lifestyle and connection to our clients’ much-loved garden. Prioritising quality over quantity, the crafted extension adds just 25sqm of meticulously considered space to their home, honouring Dieter Rams’ enduring philosophy of “less, but better”.

The original floorplan was reprogrammed to marry each room with its best functional match – allowing an enhanced flow of the home, while liberating budget for the extension’s shared spaces. Though modestly proportioned, the new communal areas are smoothly functional, rich in materiality, and tailored to our clients’ passions. Shielding the house’s rear from harsh western sun, a covered deck creates a protected threshold space to encourage outdoor play and interaction with the garden.

This charming home is big on the little things; creating considered spaces that have a positive effect on daily rituals.

2023
Victorian Architecture Awards Accolades
Shortlist – EmAGN Project Award
Victorian Jury Presentation

Life in our renovated home has become easier, more comfortable and relaxing. We now have beautiful spaces that are calming and invite us to come home.

The renovation has optimised the space we previously had. Functional design and storage solutions mean everything has a place, allowing for a clutter free, well flowing and organised home.

The new connections to our backyard provide us with beautiful garden views and lots of natural light, all with a sense of privacy. We continue to get enjoyment and feel so lucky to live in our simple yet wonderful home.

– Alicia and Mark

Project Practice Team

Erica Slocombe, Design Architect
Sinead Lim, Project Architect
Warwick Mihaly, Design Architect

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Blue Lotus Energy, ESD Consultant
Diana Cotter, Landscape Consultant
Grimbos Building Surveyors, Building Surveyor
PlanCost, Quantity Surveyor
Webb Consult, Structural Engineer

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