FORREST ST | MT LAWLEY | WA | UNDER CONSTRUCTION
BUILDER | MANOR HOMES
The holistic vision for this home is one of ‘renovated, heritage factory turned house’, belying the reality that this is a brand-new construction on a small, empty, inner city block of land.
It is an artfully deceptive project, combining new materials with old techniques and vice-versa, truly embracing history within the contemporary.
Attention to detail and constant collaboration between designer and trades are paramount within this project. The connection between the owner/builder and design team is such that even the smallest detail is discussed at length before execution on site.
Many feature elements have been salvaged or custom built by local artisal craftsmen.
A vintage concrete trough, made locally 100 years ago will feature in the underground cellar, red bricks and old barn doors have been salvaged and repurposed, a glass block floor and glass bridge have been specially constructed to allow light and movement to flow between levels and spaces. Concrete walls have been custom fabricated and sealed complete with builders’ notes and scibbles to preserve the activity and atmosphere of the build process for posterity. The personalities of all parties involved in the build are visible in the minutia of the structure throughout, which will continue as the building joyously comes to life.