additions and alterations
The clients brief was very straight forward: large family/dining room that relates to the recently renovated kitchen, replace existing external laundry, provide additional bathroom for both internal and pool use and maintain existing backyard space and shed. The available building area was also limited by an existing pool.
The client had recently put in a new kitchen so it was to remain unchanged. The existing floor plan consisted of individual rooms with an external shower and laundry. The rooms were small and the existing patio area cut off light to the internal areas. The addition had to introduce light into the new spaces and relate well with the existing back yard. The result was a transparent 'industrial' like form with glass louvres, steel frame, large ceiling fans and soaring ceiling planes. The addition is distinctly different to the original house and makes no apologies. It is the latest layer to extend the function of the house.