Stage One: private space

2015 - 2018

An existing double gable cottage sits comfortably in the centre of a sloping site overlooking the city. 

This project explores reappropriating rooms to establish a clear distinction between public and private life. 

Rooms below gables adopt public roles while the secondary sleep-out defines the private spaces.   

Garden walls reshape the topography to enable direct connection to the yard.

A timber veil both engages and divorces the neighbouring context from the spaces within.

A tight knit planning strategy results in what is a modest two-metre-wide sliver to the street.

Film by Nikolas Strugar, Ravens at Odds

Photography by Toby Scott