When the Melbourne, Australia-based firm came across a decaying Victorian weatherboard cottage, they took it as an opportunity to put their own spin on modern architecture.
The home, located on a sliver of land shaped like a triangle, had become impossible to inhabit, but was well loved by the neighborhood as well as its new owners, who hired Fooi-Ling Khoo to revamp the property inside and out. Together they worked to maintain as much of the home's charm as possible. Khoo reused many original materials, including warped weatherboards, fence palings, door knobs, vents, and street numbers, reports.
The 516-square-foot house, now called the "Acute House," became a modern spin on the acute triangle and an attractive fixture in the Melbourne neighborhood. To utilize as much space as possible, the architects created 6 split floors (out of the original 3), which are connected by a vertical stairwell. The style feels very minimalist, with only enough room for the essentials. The family living in the home might be in close quarters, but they are sure to be a modern family in this house.
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