Hardiman Street | ODR Architects

Hardiman Street | ODR Architects | Photographer: Armelle Habib

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Hardiman Street | ODR Architects

Traditional Land Owners
Woi Wurrung


Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
The Dimity Reed Melbourne Prize (VIC)
Icon Homes
Armelle Habib
Project summary

Hardiman Street House developed over a long period, initially commencing as a hideout for the client, only to develop into a family home. This is the second stage of a three-stage development. The house takes cues from its surroundings and reflects neighbourhood qualities, its industrial history, and worker’s cottages nearby.

The house looks to repurpose rural farming objects with alternative uses. The materials and forms evoke a sense familiarity but convey the now. They are hard wearing and appear brutal, yet they provide a warmth, comfort, and a sense of softness. More than the shed in the back yard, it is a loved home.

Space is formed efficiently for living, utilising small spaces for various activities, all while allowing for views and connection of spaces. The simplicity and clever use of spaces makes the house a functional home.

Victorian Jury Presentation
Project Practice Team

giovanni mercuri, Design Architect
steven mckellar, Design Architect

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Castagna Steel, Steel Fabricator
MTO Engineers, Engineer

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Hardiman Street | ODR Architects | Photographer: Armelle Habib

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