The Wurundjeri-willam clan of the Woiwurung language group.
30 m2 / 325 sf
As the family unit’s needs inevitably change over time, so too does the family home. In this case, a visual artist, Belinda Fox, returning to Melbourne after an overseas residency was looking to re-purpose the downstairs compound of her family’s perched Eltham home, into a functional studio where she could make art.
Key desires were to create a light-filled, sustainable and comfortable working space for painting and sculpture. It was decided to transform the north-facing double garage into a thermally sealed and lined room where the artist could happily work. This was adjoined to a larger space where storage and drawings/ other paper works could be made. The multiple working zones enable Belinda to enjoy different light aspects across the day. Robust materials, such as the polished concrete slab and insulated-lined walls make the space low maintenance. New lighting, and hydronic heating ensure thermal and visual comfort.