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The Summit

Architect: Architecture Architecture 2019

South | R14

Second Release Bookings Open 19 July 8.30am

Building Description

The Summit is a renovation and extension to an idiosyncratic late modernist home in Malvern. The original house features a boldly curved roof structure, delicately supported on a string of steel posts which run the length of the building. A wall of glass emulates the roof form, curving inwards to create a more generous side garden. With glass and garden on all sides, the house is awash with natural light.

Working collaboratively with the builders at Sinjen Group, Architecture Architecture have retained and celebrated these existing features. Internal spaces have been remodelled to expose more of the curved glass, bringing the living areas into immediate contact with the side garden. The original curved ceiling has also been retained and is now lined with timber battens to accentuate this unique feature.

Where a first floor extension has been added, Architecture Architecture have been careful not to dilute the clarity of the curved roof form. With great sensitivity, the upper level has been perched as if to hover over the original, allowing new and old to exist harmoniously.

At the rear of the property, Architecture Architecture's vision finds full force, introducing an entirely contemporary composition of two parts, respectively grounded and lofty.

Malvern, full address available on booking.

What's On

Guided tours will be run by Architecture Architecture director Nick James. All areas of the house and garden will be accessible.

Need to Know

  • Open: Saturday 27 July 10am–4pm

  • 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, all ages

  • Building Type: Residential

  • Architecture Era: Contemporary (2001- current)

  • Website:

  • Photo Credit: Tom Ross


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