Jul 11, 2014 / Architecture
Flinders Lane Apartment by Clare Cousins

Flinders Lane Apartment is a minimalist house located in Melbourne, Australia, designed by Clare Cousins. Located in a heritage-listed building in Melbourne’s CBD, this project updates a 75m2 apartment for a young family. (1)

Name: Flinders Lane Apartment

Designer: Clare Cousins

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Year: 2014

Flinders Lane Apartment is a minimalist house located in Melbourne, Australia, designed by Clare Cousins. Located in a heritage-listed building in Melbourne’s CBD, this project updates a 75m2 apartment for a young family. At 7.5 meters x 10 meters and with high ceilings and abundant natural light from windows along three of the four walls, the open, functional space utilizes readily available, affordable materials to make the most of a small space and a modest budget. The clients, who were expecting a baby at the time, wanted to convert the only bedroom into two small bedrooms. Plywood joinery was used to define spaces rather than build walls. The child’s bedroom was sized to just fit a single bed between walls. The adults bedroom utilizes 3 colorful sliding screens which allow the room to be totally screened from the living room or opened up to allow the bed platform to be used as part of the living space.

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