Through the Looking Glass
The Design Emotive • Documentary, Special Interest, 01-Jan-2021
This heritage terrace in Melbourne ticks a lot of boxes, but it also came with a lot of challenges and issues. While the home is in a great location and had beautiful heritage detailing, it lacked sunlight, aided by the south-facing rear of the property. This is where Ben Callery Architects came in with a rather unusual solution, have a trafficable glass floor to bring in that natural light through the upper level.
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