Designed by Zen Architects, Laneway House is an eco-friendly residence inspired by Melbourne’s café culture. This residence adopts a communal approach to its aesthetic and functional design. It is located in Coburg, offering a comfortable and flexible with a combination of old and new.
The living rooms and kitchen of this residence opens to the outdoor dining areas fully, encouraging shared enjoyment every day. There is also a bar area that defined in the kitchen with servery access to the outside of the residence. It is a residence that adopts a communal approach, especially to its functional and aesthetic design.
By having living areas, passive solar efficiency can be achieved. These living areas are oriented to the north, minimizing the glazing to the south. There is a pergola that features the beginnings of a grapevine, defining the external dining space. The carport of the house extends the outdoor dining area, providing a connection with the rear laneway and also additional entertaining space for larger gatherings.
The use of different volumes within the open plan arrangement can create more intimate areas. As this project is finished, a comfortable and flexible house can be created. This house effortlessly combines the old with the new, offering a unique and interesting appearance for everyone who sees it.
Laneway House, Coburg Gallery
Photographer: Emma Cross