The Courtyard and Garden House | Delia Teschendorff Architecture

The Courtyard and Garden House | Delia Teschendorff Architecture | Photographer: Trevor Mein

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

The Courtyard and Garden House | Delia Teschendorff Architecture

Traditional Land Owners
Wurundjeri Country
Year
2023
Chapter

Victoria

Category
Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
Builder
Silverstream Constructions
Photographer
Trevor Mein
Project summary

Located in an established suburb of Melbourne, The Courtyard and Garden House has a compact, modest footprint and has been sensitively sited to retain existing trees. This approach is the antithesis of many large new developments in the area that erase important existing ‘backyard’ ecologies.

The new family home is carefully organised around a courtyard, allowing for a variety of flexible, separate living areas and open space zones, creating a series of serene, light filled spaces with a strong connection to landscape. FCS certified Australian hardwood timbers have been used throughout the home, and visual site lines are created towards the double height living area and mezzanine library, with a sculptural timber lined ceiling assisting with strengthening this visual connection.

Materials were chosen for their warmth and enduring qualities, ensuring longevity for my clients forever home.

2023
Victorian Architecture Awards Accolades
Shortlist – Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
Victorian Jury Presentation

_”Delia transformed five dot points from an initial brief into an exquisite, nurturing space that connects us fundamentally to our environment. There are the things that we asked for, all rendered with a meticulous, assured beauty: the northern light, the accommodation of an old and cherished maple tree, a mezzanine library, a courtyard and living spaces that can be used flexibly. And there are the things beyond the dot points that continue to delight and surprise: the reflections, the angles, hidden views that are gradually revealed and the shadow-play across the walls. It’s an amazing space to live in”._

Project Practice Team

Delia Teschendorff, Design Architect and Project Director
Grant Dixon, Documentation Architect
Marnie Newton, Student of Architecture

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Mcnuttndorff Landscapes, Landscape Consultant
TGA Engineers, Structural Engineer

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The Courtyard and Garden House | Delia Teschendorff Architecture | Photographer: Trevor Mein

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