Architect: Architecture Architecture 2019
City of Hobsons Bay | R12
Park Life is a highly contextual extension and renovation designed by Melbourne practice Architecture Architecture. This contemporary design responds to the principles of the ‘garden city', integrating home, garden and streetscape. In doing so, it continues the vision for the area as laid out by the Housing Commission of Victoria in the 1940s.
Located on Park Crescent in the Champion Road Estate Heritage Precinct, the area remains one of the best preserved of the early Housing Commission of Victoria estates, ‘notable for its strong visual homogeneity… and curving street layout around a central park.'
The length of Park Crescent features a broad nature strip, several meters wide. Most houses are set back from the street with low fences, contributing their generous front gardens to the streetscape.
Located on a corner lot with its backyard facing onto Park Crescent, this project presented Architecture Architecture with an usual challenge: how to create a private backyard and artist's studio for their clients, while contributing to the generous, green park life of the heritage streetscape.
Williamstown North, full address available on booking
Guided tours will be run by Architecture Architecture director Michael Roper. All areas of the house and garden will be accessible.
Need to Know
Open: Saturday 27 July 10am–3.30pm
Tour Type: Bookings Required, $5
Tour Details: Tours at 10am, 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm. 3pm, 3.30pm, running 30 minutes in groups of 15
Access: Limited mobility, 8 years and above
Notes: Shoes off at door
Building Type: Residential
Architecture Era: Contemporary (2001- current)
Photo Credit: Tom Ross