in contrast to the existing highly detailed edwardian spaces, the new addition has been designed as a simple, refined space. large expanses of operable glazing provide maximum connection to the landscape, while sliding panels and custom joinery solutions provide a highly functional and interactive space for this family of six.
by separating the new form from the existing building fabric, one’s sense of transition between the old and the new is heightened.
our studio begins work on an edwardian house in elwood.
our strategy is to maintain the period detail to the facade and front rooms, while removing the un-original lean-tos at the rear to make way for a new addition.
respecting the character of the house, the new addition is separated from the existing, touched only by a refined glazed connection. by providing a glazed stopping point between the old and the new, light, air and landscape can penetrate through to the centre of the house.
flexible, interchangeable new spaces contrast with the solid, stoic existing spaces
separation between the new and the existing allows light and air to penetrate the centre of the house
simple, contemporary forms contrast with the highly detailed existing spaces