This alterations and additions project addresses a briefing requirement of providing space for a young growing family with 3 children under the age of 10.The initial idea was to challenge the conventional ‘box on the back’ type addition with a sculptural form born of site restraints; such as the ResCode setbacks along the south boundary; the ideal internal programmatic arrangement, the desire to maintain as much back yard as possible and inspired by the rooftop topography of hips and valleys of the existing Edwardian house. Three kids bedrooms and a bathroom were placed cantilevering above the garden, above a large living space below. This programme was then wrapped in a seamless timber skin, covering roof, windows and walls
Architects: Jackson Clements Burrows Pty. Ltd.
Location: Howthorn, Melbourne, Australia
Project Team: Tim Jackson, Joachim Quino Holland
Builder: Central Home Constructions Pty. Ltd.
Structural Engineer: Adams Consulting Engineers.
Landscape: Adlib Design
Clients: Georgie Pettigrew and David McCombe
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Emma Cross