alsocan architects
alsocan architects
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  • front facade image
    3 storey terrace house addition surrounded by apartments, Port Melbourne
  • hallway image, doors closed
    Serpentine curved timber wall with hidden doors
  • hallway image, doors open
    Serpentine curved timber wall with doors open
  • kitchen image
    Existing living area refurbished with new kitchen & mezzanine study
  • kitchen image
    New kitchen in existing double height trussed roof space
  • bathroom image
    Bathroom off the timber curved hall
  • bathroom image
    Semi-recessed basin chosen by the client because the kids don't splash with this one
  • stair image
    Serpentine curved timber wall continues up to the first floor
  • stair image
    Looking back at the stairs
  • stair image
    Top level roof deck designed to block views of apartments and open to city
  • new image
    Addition for Graphic Designers
  • garden room image
    Carspace converts to Garden
  • outdoor room image
    Outdoor room addition to existing NeoMetro living room
  • first floor addition
    Owner-built poptop addition in a heritage area
  • bathroom
    beautifully executed owner-built bathroom
  • bedroom with deck view
    a bedroom with views and a deck tucked in the roof
  • standing seam roof detail
    We love standing seam metal roofs
  • back view, roofs and fences
    from the back, a palette of metal roofs and fences
  • back view, sun on metal
    shining in the sun
  • studio renovation indoor outdoor living
    Indoor outdoor, bar stools at bifold window bench
  • studio renovation hotel-style bathroom
    Pottery studio converted into hotelsuite-style home
  • hotel-style bathroom, before and after
    Large bathroom separated from bedroom by corner glazed doors
  • bedroom window trees above
    Skylight above bed to look at elm tree above
  • studio livingroom
    Living room tv, fireplace and display
  • before and after living
    Storage and panelling to finish and insulate old brick walls
  • renovated facade of lofty living addition to victorian house
    Victorian house in Richmond returned to its former glory
  • ensuite bathroom  of lofty living addition to victorian house
    White & warm timber tones enliven the exterior & interior
  • lofty living & dining room addition in Richmond
    Lofty living space at rear, not visible from street
  • study & kitchen of lofty living room addition in Richmond
    Double height space over the living room
  • kitchen of lofty living room addition in Richmond
    Study over kitchen     photos by Shania Shegedyn
  • north fitzroy addition
    Extension to a workers cottage along a lane
  • north fitzroy addition along lane
    Enter directly into the new addition
  • dining room of north fitzroy addition
    Straight up stairs to the living room
  • interior of north fitzroy addition
    Roof wraps to townplanning setback    photos by Shania Shegedyn
  • artist's living room addition
    Dynamic living room for an artist
  • ceiling of artist's living room addition
    Space & light subtly manipulated
  • plans & elevations of artist's living room addition
    Space & light subtly manipulated
  • home office, Richmond
    alsoCAN's previous home office
  • home office living room
    Shortlisted for an architecture award
  • home office sleeping pod
    Sleeping pod over the kitchen / dining

residential extensions

alsoCAN architects like to retain as much as we can. It's better for the environment & old houses have charm that we can compliment with new spaces.

We like locals contacting us to ask about renovating their home. We are happy to look & give initial advice.

We've reached the second wave of inner city renovations. We have completed two additions at the front, where we retained the 90s rear extensions.

An addition we completed in Port Melbourne has led to 2 more additions. Soon there will be 3 additions of ours in the same street in Hawthorn. The joy of happy clients recommending us & clients returning to design their next home.

We have expanded into Launceston, where Dave is Associate Professor at UTAS. We have started sketch design on a new house on a bush block near Richmond, Tasmania and an addition to a house in Invermay, Launceston.

Jane is continuing with architectural works in Melbourne. We have two large additions in Richmond under construction, and builders ready to start on smaller additions.