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
  • 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
  • mezzanine study image
    Mezzanine study amongst the existing trusses
  • stair image
    Top level roof deck designed to block views of apartments and open to city
  • street view of poptop addition
    Owner-built poptop addition in a heritage area
  • first floor addition
    a first floor addition is a complex project for an owner builder
  • bathroom
    beautifully executed owner-built bathroom
  • timber stair
    a cantilevered timber stair
  • 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 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
  • studio renovation indoor outdoor living
    indoor outdoor, bar stools at bifold window bench
  • 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
  • plan of richmond teracehouse addition
    Old steep stair position becomes ensuite & wc
  • bedroom before & after views of an addition in hawthorn
    Renovation to Victorian house, before & after
  • ensuite bathroom before & after views of an addition in hawthorn
    Expanding & refreshing
  • kitchen before & after views of an addition in hawthorn
    Opening up the kitchen, dining & living room
  • kitchen addition in hawthorn
    New, clean & spacious
  • 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
  • previous additions to warehouse conversion
    Warehouse home conversion plans
  • warehouse conversion plans
    Warehouse alterations, playing with levels
  • warehouse conversion sections
    Overlapping storage areas, study & bed nooks for the kids
  • shop front home office, richmond
    alsoCAN's original home office
  • entries to house & office, home office, richmond
    Shopfront on the street & existing cottage behind
  • office view, home office, richmond
    Shopfront style office
  • 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 specialises in residential extensions & additions. We 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 Planning advice.

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

An addition we have just completed in Port Melbourne has led to 2 more extensions we are about to start designing. We're designing an addition next door to one in Hawthorn we did a few years back. Soon there will be 3 additions in the same street. The joy of happy clients recommending us & clients returning to design their next house or addition.

We are hoping to expand into Launceston, as we are currently relocating office there where Dave will be Associate Professor at UTAS. Jane will be continuing architectural works in Melbourne, while designing an air bnb in the sheds of our new place at 42 Herbert St, Launceston. Sheds are a thing in Launceston.