Originally an old townhouse with historic value, this structure has been recently transformed and incorporated into a complex project. The historic stables structure is located on Charles Street in East Melbourne and has been recently made a part of a brand new, state-of-the-art residence. The project was ambitious from many points of view.
The architects working at this project did not wish to adapt the original structure to modern architecture. The goal was not to make the two obviously different structures, the old and the new one, blend. They wanted to allow each one to preserve its identity and defining characteristics. Their main goal was preserve the original building’s identity and to air at creating striking but elegant contrasts with the new addition. It’s why one volume is definitely contemporary and one is definitely old.