Fisherman’s Bend House by Adam Dettrick Architects


Australian architecture and design studio Adam Dettrick Architects added an extension to a  1940’s house located in Fisherman’s Bend Port, Melbourne, Australia.



“Bedrooms and alternative living areas are strategically placed to provide options for different age groups and family types, ensuring the new home has a ‘long life and loose fit’.

The original house was innovative for its time, using a system of pre-cast concrete panels that key together to form the internal and external walls. The new house draws upon this use of early concrete technology by incorporating the latest technology insulated sandwich panel concrete walls. This technology is used to provide thermal mass to the house, and is expressed with rustic board finishes to the interior, and patterned feature walls externally.” –  Adam Dettrick Architects







“The new designs connects Fisherman’s Bend through colour and patterning. Orange panelling references the colours of ships and shipping containers, as well as the predominant terracotta roofs in the area. The fishermans bend knot occurs throughout the house as an abstracted pattern in concrete panelling and timber screens.

The new house converts a zero star, uninsulated house into a six star energy rated home and includes many passive design features. Recycled plastic materials are also incorporated.” – Adam Dettrick Architects

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