Builder: Burmah Constructions (Foreman Daniel Knight)
Joiner: Captive Cabinetmaking
Quantity Surveyor: QS Plus
Structural Engineer: iStruct Consulting Engineers
Heritage Consultant: Kate Mountstephens Architecture + Heritage
Acoustic Consultant: Environmental Results
BASIX Consultant: six b design
Photographer: Michael Nicholson
JJA team: Jane Johnson, Andy Lehman, Redmer Weijer
This project exploits light and fluidity of space in the design of a contemporary sculptural addition to an early 20th century cottage.
The idea was to create an inner-city oasis on a site which had the inherent challenge of the existing cottage potentially blocking access to northern light.
"The word that comes to mind when I think about our new home is 'effortless', because it fits around our day-to-day life like a comfortable old t-shirt. But that's not intended to understate the design elements. It's a spectacular space that gives me moments of delight every day."
Being in a Heritage Conservation Area, Council stipulated that any 2nd storey addition must not be visible from the street. Compare this view with the finished house in the next photo.
Sunlight is drawn into south facing spaces via two courtyards. A wide ground floor plan interlocks with a narrow first floor plan and curved, carved ceilings capture the light.