Richmond house

250 m²
Richmond, VIC

rk-d were engaged by a local businessman to design a family house on a vacant lot in the inner city suburb of Richmond. The lot was challenging spatially,  6m in width and 28m deep. We took inspiration from the Vietnamese tube house’s of ho chi Mihn city in designing a long, narrow and tall house.

Two separate buildings are divided by a central courtyard with light penetrating deep into each open ended space.
The house is separated into “private” and “social” spaces. A sub subterranean bedroom and entertaining space at lower ground. Private quarters  and a study on ground. Kitchen, dining, pantry and WC on first floor and a roof space for entertaining and the housing of photo voltaic cells and rainwater harvesting.
An emphasis on maximising space and sustainability were drivers for the design.
The project is currently in concept design stage.