With a difficult set of site contraints, these architects needed to carefully consider each aspect of this project

With a difficult set of site contraints, these architects needed to carefully consider each aspect of this project

This waterfront home uses timber to great effect – both inside and out

This waterfront home uses timber to great effect – both inside and out

This separation of new and old clearly defines both eras respectfully with the new work sensitivity complimenting the old period structure

This separation of new and old clearly defines both eras respectfully with the new work sensitivity complimenting the old period structure

Form, mass and materials of the new extension have been carefully considered to complement and enhance the existing character of the subject house and retain original features

Form, mass and materials of the new extension have been carefully considered to complement and enhance the existing character of the subject house and retain original features

Careful investigation revealed that the building could not be saved with reasonable means and a conversion could not achieve required energy efficiency and thermal performance

Careful investigation revealed that the building could not be saved with reasonable means and a conversion could not achieve required energy efficiency and thermal performance

The home has a reinterpreted gable roofline and charcoal brick façade

The home has a reinterpreted gable roofline and charcoal brick façade

Ventilated facades and planned, gradual transitions between opaque and transparent surfaces run across the exterior

Ventilated facades and planned, gradual transitions between opaque and transparent surfaces run across the exterior

2. The home’s façade, built entirely in face brick, responds to the rhythm of the street yet sits in contrast to its neighbours

2. The home’s façade, built entirely in face brick, responds to the rhythm of the street yet sits in contrast to its neighbours

Part of the building’s appeal that was its atmosphere, textures and patina expressing its history

Part of the building’s appeal that was its atmosphere, textures and patina expressing its history

1. The brick mass is simultaneously heavy and light; one storey is hung from the upper level and the cranked columns on the east boundary

1. The brick mass is simultaneously heavy and light; one storey is hung from the upper level and the cranked columns on the east boundary


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3. Concrete pavers were sawn lengthwise to produce a "brick" that is longer and thinner than traditional bricks

3. Concrete pavers were sawn lengthwise to produce a "brick" that is longer and thinner than traditional bricks

4. The form of the masonry box is broken at the entry to allow filtered views to the living spaces, creating a breezeway element that is a centrepiece of the house

4. The form of the masonry box is broken at the entry to allow filtered views to the living spaces, creating a breezeway element that is a centrepiece of the house

5. Featuring extruded brick on edge and a screen that provides protection from the sun and rain, this permeable dwelling is private and secure

5. Featuring extruded brick on edge and a screen that provides protection from the sun and rain, this permeable dwelling is private and secure

Due to heritage constraints the new works are not visible from the street

Due to heritage constraints the new works are not visible from the street

Sigurd Larsen's Roof House features intersecting slanted roofs

Sigurd Larsen's Roof House features intersecting slanted roofs

This house in Copenhagen by Sigurd Larsen features multiple pitched roofs that allow direct and indirect light to reach the interior

European Inspired Design - Our Work Featured in At Home. The Best of home design ideas in 2017.

European Inspired Design - Our Work Featured in At Home. The Best of home design ideas in 2017.

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