Turning their attention inside, Ha Architects introduced an inverted, traditional floor plan of a two-storey home to the North Melbourne warehouse. The kitchen, living and outdoor entertaining areas are located upstairs to soak up the city rooftop views, while the bedrooms and bathrooms have been placed on the ground floor.
The upstairs spaces are bathed in natural light with the addition of north facing clerestory windows, while the downstairs areas are softened by filtered light. To soften the industrial edge, Ha Architects introduced built-in garden beds that line the exterior rendered walls, also covered in green creepers. A far from typical warehouse aesthetic, Ha Architects’ project is testament to timeless design.