Tucked away in the former backyard of a house in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, Paling Fence House is part of a dual occupancy development. With the rising population density in the country’s suburbs, this type of development is increasing and posing a whole new set of challenges to architects. Australian architect Aldo Agustin, who specialises in small scale residential projects, rose up to the task and delivered a bright, modern, three-bedroom house that adapts to its context while at the same time bringing something fresh to the area. via
Consistent with the Australian vernacular, the abstraction of timber paling fences applied to the house’s entrance is a reminder of the site’s previous function as a backyard and demarcates the beginning of the ‘private’. The latter is a boundary which is often blurred in this type of dual occupancy dwelling.