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That Old Chestnut
by FIGR Architecture Studio

That Old Chestnut by FIGR Architecture Studio
Photo by Tom Blachford

FIGR Architecture Studio has developed That Old Chestnut in Cremorne, Australia.

Located amongst the hubbub of delivery trucks, bicycles, and a never-ending procession of vehicle traffic, this project sits within a minute 160 square metre site, backing onto a key commercial precinct within Cremorne in Melbourne.

"As our cities incrementally and inevitably densify, we look to occupy the tiny nooks and crannies for a place we can call home," said FIGR Architecture Studio.

The brief was to maximise comfort, solar passive design and provide access to natural light – a challenge due to the twelve-storey development in construction nearby. To solve this, the studio worked closely with a neighbour who was granted a planning permit for a two-storey extension. Together, sky views were essentially doubled and visual privacy for both homes was achieved.

This project has been longlisted in the urban house category of Dezeen Awards 2023.

Studio: FIGR Architecture Studio
Project: That Old Chestnut
Credits: Small Spaces Garden Design

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