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