Arkgroup was formed in response to a growing trend toward more design orientated, energy efficient building approaches.
With 20 years industry experience arkgroup moves away from conventional housing design practices towards individual designed spaces, encompassing rich materials, with an emphasis on efficient design and a smaller energy footprint.
Nestled into the lower slopes of Mount Franklin and overlooking the majestic vistas of Franklinford, Mount Franklin house casts a sharp, angular figure, set against the imposing backdrop of the pine-tree covered mount.
Located in the much sought after CBD of Castlemaine, Urquhart street addition combines an existing early 1900’s California bungalow with a new present-day addition and renovation.
Based from a conventional framework, Ark house embraces simplistic lines to encompass raw modern materials with warm features and careful use of timber.
Essentially, the high square set plaster lined ceilings create a ‘studio’ feel, flooding the space with northern light, whilst protected in the summer months by verandah and pergola positioning. Spacious decking flows out onto a lawn and dry stone landscaped area.
Set in a warehouse district and being 1 of 5 adjoining brick buildings, the upper level projection is set back from the frontage, nestling behind a renovated steel truss light well. As a result, the build integrates within the warehouse surrounds. Sound insulation and acoustic measures have been implemented to provide a high level live venue and first-class sound recording studio.