House 3 by Coy Yiontis Architects
House 3 is a house located in Balaclava, Australia, designed by Coy Yiontis Architects. Situated in a heritage streetscape in Balaclava the project required an approach that restored the street presence of the disfigured Victorian weatherboard and added the spaces required by a contemporary extended family. The strategy was to divide the house into two discreet buildings, old and new, separated by a large central courtyard and reconnected by a glazed link. The courtyard with its pool, gives the new building its northern aspect and is conceived as an extension of the communal spaces of the home which surround it on three sides. The old building is compacted and restored.