A two story glass atrium flanked by symmetrical living spaces serves as a wholly modern addition to a traditional Victorian residence in St. Kilda, Victoria. Designed by Australian firm Bojan Simic Architecture, the addition references Victorian design principles, but interprets them through a modern language. Its symmetry, for example, pays homage to the strictly symmetrical plans implemented in Victorian homes. On their website, the firm describes the soaring atrium as a “time passage symbolically linking the early 20th century with the early 21st century.” Inside, a curvilinear vaulted roof and modern furnishings eschew any historical references. The spaces on either side of the atrium open fully onto a sprawling deck via glass panels that slide out of the way.
Source: Design Milk