Stage One: private space
2015 - 2018
2019 Houses Awards Commendation for House Alteration
& Addition under 200sqm
Film by Nikolas Strugar, Ravens at Odds
Photography by Toby Scott
With the addition of a two-meter wide extension, an existing sleepout is reconfigured to enable a private wing to the house. Spatially limited, generosity of rooms and experience are enabled by borrowing light and views across rooms and giving function to idle space.
Upstairs, a typical master suite is reimagined. The bedroom is exploded into a sequence of actions - cleansing, dressing and sleeping, along a continuous circulation spine. The corridor is given function, programmed to house basins becoming ensuite, to house mirrors becoming walk in robe, to provide opportunity to sit and pull on shoes.
A playful reinterpretation of a battened privacy screen envelops the core building - sheltering, capturing private gardens and editing the domain, offering calculated glimpses to sky, city and treetops.