Australian firm Neil Architecture‘s Melbourne project The Avenue consisted of designing two houses for its clients: one to keep, and one to sell. The site is located on an established suburban street, where there was a mandate to protect existing vegetation. For this reason, the houses weave around the the original landscape features and interlock with each other with the use of a wall. The exterior is clad with vertical shiplap timber (a type of inexpensive wooden board) and cement with a velvet finish.

The Avenue House by Neil Architecture in architecture  Category

The Avenue House by Neil Architecture in architecture  Category

The Avenue House by Neil Architecture in architecture  Category

The Avenue House by Neil Architecture in architecture  Category

The Avenue House by Neil Architecture in architecture  Category

The Avenue House by Neil Architecture in architecture  Category

The Avenue House by Neil Architecture in architecture  Category

The Avenue House by Neil Architecture in architecture  Category

The Avenue House by Neil Architecture in architecture  Category

The Avenue House by Neil Architecture in architecture  Category

The Avenue House by Neil Architecture in architecture  Category

The Avenue House by Neil Architecture in architecture  Category

Photos by Rhiannon Slatter.