How to keep your privacy when you live in an inner-city home

Posted by Simon Dehne on March 27, 2016 in Latest News with No Comments

apartmentAs people move to inner-city sites, in closer proximity to neighbours, creating privacy comes to the forefront of the minds of architects and their clients. However, not wanting to feel hemmed in, creating sight lines as well as screening devices becomes paramount.

“When you’re coming up with screening solutions, the challenge is to make it appear as though it was integrated into the architecture,” says architect Andrew Piva, director of b.e Architecture. “You shouldn’t feel as though your vision is being blurred.”

Piva’s practice was mindful of creating privacy in a contemporary house in South Yarra, Melbourne. Located on an elevated corner site, sitting about 1 metre above the pavement, the travertine-clad house is bordered by period homes.

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