Images from the office of Matt Gibson Architecture + Design.
Reflections on a remarkably put together Exhibition this week: ‘Invert 3.0 - Laneway Living' for Mini Living and Green Magazine. . Images back from @tesskellyphotography . Impeccably managed and run by Tamsin O’Neil & @greenmagazine involving conceptual responses to very real issues facing our city and environment . . Congrats to all the practices involved some wonderfully innovative responses and beautiful models reflecting the time and effort put in by many practices and particularly to @rmituniversity that created a suburb in miniature. A very beautiful one. . A real privaledge to be part of. Congrats to our team on our #GreenMews project - some midnight oil burned by @underdunk @brigitskilbeck @ryanjosephmortimer 👏👏👏 . 🙏 @greenmagazine @mini.living @cityofmelbourne
GREEN MEWS. MGAD submission for Mini Living Exhibition. . Concept for Invert 3.0 Mini Living LANEWAY ARCHITECTURE for @greenmagazine @mini.living
Concept for Invert 3.0 Mini Living LANEWAY ARCHITECTURE for @greenmagazine . Activate laneways with zero lot line frontages of communal activity - studios, home offices, multi-gen accom, co-living opportunities, landscaped activity strips, communal gathering commons, play areas, greens mews, row accomodation. . #greenstreets ♻️
Concept for Invert 3.0 Mini Living LANEWAY ARCHITECTURE for @greenmagazine . Rezone the rear 6m of all double fronted sites over 400sqm to middle ring suburbs with property easements for up down mixed use accomodation to house Melbournes 8million by 2050 including zero loss of Private Open Space whilst increasing the permeable ground cover, biodiversity & greening of laneways.
Concept for Invert 3.0 Mini Living LANEWAY ARCHITECTURE for @greenmagazine . . Returning laneways to green communal strips utilising Grasscrete, native grasses, removable bollards, providing connection and continuity with flexible & openable rear gardens & quad common areas. . #greenstreets ♻️
REAR ENTRY . With Frontage. . Once termed ‘The Tradesman’s’, the ubiquitous rear laneway garage roller door can be converted to a street FRONT with devices designating Entry and frontage - reinvigorating inactive laneways and appropriating better land use at the rear of properties for alternate accomodation & use. #Housing #melbourne8million2050 . Entry door within tilt-up garage door facing laneway at #fitzroybridgehouse . #weloveterracehouses
The @dezeen World Studio of the Year awards were announced in London last night. We were delighted to be shortlisted in the final 6 for Interior Designer of the Year. Congrats to eventual winners British Practice @sevilpeach 👍. . Even bigger congratulations to friends and local colleagues @editionoffice picking up the Emerging Architect of the Year & @bradwbrancharch for their Interior project of the year award - deserved winners 👏👏 . . Really incredible but also not surprising to see MELBOURNE practices doing so well internationally. 🙌 . A tip of the hat to Melbourne’s design culture 🥂👏
Old sandstone lintels and sills previously painted over are in the process of being carefully restored at this William Tappin designed house - in fact William Tappin’s own residence in the late 1800’s. Known for bringing the Queen Anne style to Australia and influenced by England’s Richard Normal Shaw, the style had great influence in Melbourne especially in the years of 1880-1900. Described as ‘blood & bandages’ Architecture in London due to its red brick and white detailing it was depicted in Victoria by Tappin on many influential buildings that remain today by its red brick, sandstone lintels, basalt plinths & black tuck pointing. . . We have a strong passion for heritage architecture & feel privileged to research the history and story of buildings and land. We allow this to inform in sometimes subtle ways the way we restore & approach providing new chapters within a lineage or history. . Stay tuned to further posts of this restoration & 2019 contemporary addition to