gnarwyn road residence . interior studies

while the existing art deco language uses black metal to highlight detailing and architectural elements, we explore the use of black steel as the primary material for the new addition.

although west facing, the new spaces use large expanses of glazing to provide maximum connection to the rear garden. we investigate the use a blackened interior, not only to contrast the existing and new, but to soften the extent of light entering the space and provide a backdrop for the reflections of the garden opposite.

while the existing art deco interiors are detailed, giving a high level of tactility, we explore methods of providing a similar level of detail to the new areas using a restrained language and form.

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gnarwyn road residence . early planning studies

we begin design work to an existing art deco home in original condition. attached along one side to a mirror-image neighbor, this semi detached is an original example of the 1930s architecture common within its surrounding area.

home to a young and growing family, it becomes clear that this home requires not only reworking to address the functional requirements of a growing family, but also additional spaces to accommodate their future needs.

a key driver in the initial planning studies is to utilise the footprint of the existing out-buildings, to provide the additional space required while maximising the garden area. replanning of the existing spaces aims to delineate the home into both public and private zones, while maintaining the original period detailing to the primary rooms. through replanning, we address the internal focus of the original art deco planning, by providing connection and extension of the living areas into the garden.

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lawnhill road residence . landscape concepts

the perimeters of the site are lined with mature lily pily hedges and manchurian pear trees, providing both immediate privacy screening for the new residence together with a green backdrop from all aspects of the interior.

new specimen trees are placed in the courtyard garden within the centre of the home and layered against the existing green backdrop, to create an increased perception of depth.

a new vertical green wall not only provides a kitchen garden adjacent the food preparation area, but also acts to filter the air entering the centre of the home.

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