Hopetoun Road Residence is a minimalist house located in Melbourne, Australia designed by b.e architecture. The approach for the renovation and extension of the Hopetoun Road Residence was to retain the existing structure as an anchoring element, adding a series of pavilions underneath a floating copper roofline that wraps around the original building. Embracing the client’s desire to maintain a fairly conventional residential structure, the design strengthens the form by creating a gable façade at the front and back with a clearly defined outline. Clad in polished grey render, the gables emphasize solidity and give the house a re-established sense of history and permanence. In contrast the extensions, composed as ribbons of copper wrapping around the solid structure, sit softly above recessed glazed pavilions.