Living area at Dot's House by Atlas Architects.

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In Fitzroy North, an inner-city suburb of Melbourne, Australia, Atlas Architects reimagined a heritage Victorian terrace house as a sanctuary for a librarian and her cat, Dot. A timber shelf below a porthole window in the living space offers a lookout for the owner’s pet. "The circular window awning adds an irregularity to the contemporary interpretation of the heritage place, creating a point of interest," says architect Aaron Neighbour. "Most importantly, it provides a porthole out to the world for the ‘queen of the castle’—the cat."