PROGRAM: Alterations and additions to an 'Arts and Crafts' semi-detached house
CONCEPT: A louvred superstructure akin to a verandah and housing both internal and external living spaces, has been grafted on top of an existing semi-detached house. The superstructure explores the interstitial space between the interior and the exterior of the dwelling which houses a rich diversity of external living spaces and circulation paths. This helped us to formulate an alternative spatial strategy, for the periphery of the addition that differed from a traditional semi-detached house. This space is made up of two operable layers, the external aluminium louvres, glass sliding doors and glass louvres. Each layer offers specific functional, structural and aesthetic qualities. The interstitial space, increases the perceived depth of the interior through the layering of the façade. The interstitial zone also functions as a passive cooling element, providing cross ventilation to all rooms and permitting sunlight into the centrally located kitchen.
DATE: Completed 2007
PHOTOGRAPHER: John Gollings & Bart Maiorana
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Sinclair Knight Merz
HYDRAULIC ENGINEER: Whipps Wood Consulting
BUILDER: Tecorp Constructions Pty Ltd
DEDECE: Lounge - Minotti, Rodolfo Dordoni 'Cuba'
Anibou: Dining Table - Artek 82 table; Dining Chairs - Artek 66 chairs
Space Furniture: Chairs - B&B Italia, Gaetano Pesce 'Up1'
Living Edge: Chair - Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames, Plastic Armchair - New Maple Base