Lyons House | Moloney Architects

Lyons House | Moloney Architects | Photographer: Ben Hosking

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Lyons House | Moloney Architects

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Regional Prize (VIC)
Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)
Hayden Bromley
Ben Hosking
Project summary

Lyons House balances a need for a contemporary space with the desire to respect an architectural legacy. The design establishes a distinction between the proud vertical presence of a double-storey Federation building and a low horizontal addition capped by a shallow floating roof.

This shift in orientation of mass deliberately contrasts the existing and proposed, providing legibility of form and a separation that allows a new design to be heard. The addition is defined by five 13-meter-long tapered laminated Vic Ash beams, part of a limited interior material palette of timber, black steel, and concrete – used with the intention of providing cohesiveness between structure, interiors and joinery.

Victorian Jury Presentation

Moloney Architects’ design has transformed our dark 100 year old house in Ballarat into a modern, energy efficient, usable home filled with light. The kitchen is perfectly designed with functionality and plenty of storage. There is ample room to entertain family and friends but is also comfortable and cosy for 2.

A study has been added with a view to the courtyard within easy access to the living area but still private. The extension flows through new courtyards via a slate paved linkway through to the back garden.

Project Practice Team

Eoghan Doherty, Graduate of Architecture
Karina Price, Graduate of Architecture

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Lyons House | Moloney Architects | Photographer: Ben Hosking

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