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Foomann Architects renovates small-footprint home with timber columns and playful furnitures

Australia Architecture News - Sep 15, 2021 - 15:51   534 views

Foomann Architects renovates small-footprint home with timber columns and playful furnitures

Melbourne-based architecture studio Foomann Architects has renovated this small-footprint home by adding slender timber columns and playful furnitures in Melbourne, Australia.

The project, named Canning Street House, covers a total of 110 square meters and is flooded with light-filled interiors, bright textures and curvaceous furnitures.

The architects' aim was to create large, simple design gestures offering a diversity of spatial experiences within this small-footprint home. 

Foomann Architects renovates small-footprint home with timber columns and playful furnitures

The program of the house consists of a living & dining room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and play room, bed and ensuite with front gate and existing cottage.

Drawn on a longitudinal plan, natural color palette are complemented with powder-colored textures and natural-toned furnitures.

Foomann Architects renovates small-footprint home with timber columns and playful furnitures

"Canning Street showcases the beauty and benefits of small footprint living. It’s simple, lean, and tidy, with calm, relaxing, and light-filled spaces for family life and entertaining," said Foomann Architects.

"Northern light filters inside through a tall glass facade that opens to the courtyard, while high-level reeded glass and an enclosed garden bring in natural light on the eastern side." 

Foomann Architects renovates small-footprint home with timber columns and playful furnitures

The children’s bedrooms are placed downstairs, and the parents' bedrooms upstairs, and the kitchen, dining, and lounge area in a long and narrow volume.

The team created a large, simple design gesture by using a curved ceiling that creates different spatial experiences as it sweeps down from the lounge to the dining area and pitches upward over the kitchen. 

Foomann Architects renovates small-footprint home with timber columns and playful furnitures

The architects added slender timber columns along with the eastern wall frame joinery and functions – study, laundry, pantry, courtyard, record player, television, and fireplace – provide clarity to the plan, rhythm to the building, and a clear framework for the family to organize their lives and belongings.

Foomann Architects renovates small-footprint home with timber columns and playful furnitures

"Canning Street showcases how a small-footprint house can be beautiful and beneficial, with a clear, graphic, and practical design providing visual unity, maximum functionality, and different spatial experiences that unfold throughout," added the firm.

Foomann Architects renovates small-footprint home with timber columns and playful furnitures

Foomann Architects renovates small-footprint home with timber columns and playful furnitures

Foomann Architects renovates small-footprint home with timber columns and playful furnitures

Foomann Architects renovates small-footprint home with timber columns and playful furnitures

Foomann Architects renovates small-footprint home with timber columns and playful furnitures

Foomann Architects renovates small-footprint home with timber columns and playful furnitures

Foomann Architects renovates small-footprint home with timber columns and playful furnitures

Foomann Architects renovates small-footprint home with timber columns and playful furnitures

Foomann Architects renovates small-footprint home with timber columns and playful furnitures

Foomann Architects renovates small-footprint home with timber columns and playful furnitures

Project facts

Project name: Canning Street House

Architects: Foomann Architects

Location: Melbourne, Australia.

Size: 110m2 

Date: 2021 

All images © Eve Wilson

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