Tag: Alteration and addition

A proposed social housing demonstration project in Southport by Anna O’Gorman.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 4 Jun 2020

Home building and renovation grant scheme ‘a missed opportunity’

The Australian Institute of Architects says the federal government’s $680 million “Home Builder” stimulus package is a missed opportunity for social housing and sustainable homes.

Charismatic new architecture brings the kitchen to ground level and introduces a neat mezzanine.
Projects | Peter Salhani | 4 Jun 2020

French connection: Glassbook House

Sibling Architecture’s new addition to a home in Sydney’s inner west hosts a suite of tranquil living and reading spaces.

In time, the home will recede into the rambling landscape –its copper shroud will patina into washes of green and foliage will climb its blackened space frame.
Projects | Hayley Curnow | 6 Mar 2020

Down by the river: South Yarra House

A quaint walkway stepping up from Melbourne’s Yarra River is the sole means of access to this 1930s brick home, where an extension by AM Architecture fulfils the owners’ desire for a treetop sanctuary.

Comprised of varied shed-like spaces, North Melbourne House is personalized by the texture and colour of everyday objects.
Projects | Andy Fergus | 19 Feb 2020

Sheds for sharing: North Melbourne House

Seizing an opportunity to build on an empty neighbouring block, the owners of a worker’s cottage in North Melbourne (with the help of NMBW Architecture Studio) have added a flexible secondary house that will allow them to age in place.

The tight footprint of the existing terrace necessitated an efficient approach to establishing a new spatial order.
Projects | Tobias Horrocks | 31 Jan 2020

Hard worker: Albert Park Terrace

This renovation of an inner-Melbourne terrace by Wellard Architects cleverly navigates the site’s constrained footprint, employing key architectural moves that make for an efficient and uplifting family home.

The home’s kitchen and dining area is a light, bright and airy space that’s instantly calming and incredibly tranquil.
Projects | Leanne Amodeo | 14 Oct 2019

Minimalist tryst: Leichhardt Oaks

A reductive aesthetic and plentiful natural light interlace in Benn and Penna’s elemental extension to a cottage in the Sydney suburb of Leichhardt.

A recessed niche in the bedroom wall makes reference to the form of the original attic space.
Projects | Rebecca Gross | 16 Apr 2019

Celebrating curves: Regent

A gentle, intricate alteration and addition to a Paddington terrace uses soft curves and interlocking forms to graft the new onto the old and provide seamless continuity of space.

On a sheltered headland, nestled among the native vegetation, the newly designed addition recedes into the site.
Projects | Judith Abell | 27 Mar 2019

Shack in a tent: Apollo Bay House

This addition to a Bruny Island bush shack by Dock4 cleverly exaggerates the existing roof form to create volume, drama and a dialogue with the surrounding landscape.

Reinstating the original wraparound verandah re-exposed the living room as an operable corner.
Projects | Sheona Thomson | 19 Feb 2019

A clarifying transformation: Dyer Street House

James Russell Architect’s astute adjustments to this 1959 modernist home seamlessly meld future-aware adaptations to bring new equilibrium to the dwelling.

The crisp geometry of the rear facade is reinforced in the use of the non-traditional stack bond brick pattern.
Projects | Linda Cheng | 4 Dec 2018

Verdant Victorian: Garden Room House

This deliberately restrained addition to a Victorian terrace by Clare Cousins Architects – which replaces an oversized faux period structure – revolves around a central courtyard to create a verdant haven in Melbourne’s inner north.

The entry courtyard is a mix of shades of grey and green that highlights various foliage textures, with a ground layer of travertine pavers over sandstone river pebbles.
Projects | Ricky Ray Ricardo | 18 May 2018

Foliage fervour: Bungalow Garden Rooms

A series of diverse, textural and dynamic “garden rooms” are the result of a close collaboration between architect and landscape architect and celebrate a life lived outdoors.

A central garden area, protected by the house’s L-shaped plan, offers ample space for play.
Projects | Mark Scruby | 20 Mar 2018

Kindred spirit: Belmont House

Informed by the memories of the original house, this alteration and addition sets the stage for family life, providing opportunities for both connection and privacy.

The extension’s modern singular form contrasts with the horizontality of the existing house.
Projects | Leanne Amodeo | 20 Feb 2018

Stealthy sophistication: House Pranayama

With clarity of purpose and compelling spatial planning, this narrow three-level addition to a circa 1920s abode by Architect Prineas provides extra space for family life.

The raw-finish cement sheet cladding on the new volume was chosen for its “honesty” and the contrast it provides to the weatherboard of the original home.
Projects | Brett Seakins | 22 Aug 2017

Writ large: Albert Park House

In remodelling a typical double-fronted Victorian terrace in Albert Park, Claire Scorpo Architects designed a home that unexpectedly ended up smaller than it started, but created comfortable, useable areas.

The grey blockwork of the original walls remains, with the zigzag steel column structure adding a mid-century modernist aesthetic.
Projects | Mark Scruby | 15 Aug 2017

Fresh breeze: Sorrento House

Retaining the relaxed, breezy feel of the original beach house, this extension and renovation by Figureground Architecture is a clever reorganization that makes the most of the views and space.

The charred timber exterior of the extension curves around an olive tree and recedes into the garden.
Projects | Mark Scruby | 28 Jul 2017

Sensory sanctum: Garden Pavilion

This new extension by BLOXAS is a private garden sanctuary in more ways than one, as an escape from modern city life and as a place of retreat for a client who suffers from a chronic sleep disorder.

The entry facade is a playful composition of blocks of colour and battened screens on a white background.
Projects | Katelin Butler | 25 Jul 2017

Beachy graphics: Burleigh Street House

Embodying its local beachside context, this alteration and addition reconsiders the suburban status quo.

The rear elevation of the addition comprises a “suspended brick tapestry” over a lightweight pavilion.
Projects | Peter Salhani | 21 Jul 2017

Garden revelation: House Au Yeung

With a wink to the brick cottage’s Arts and Crafts heritage, this addition by Tribe Studio relaxes the home’s original formality, brings focus to the garden and offers thoughtful elements of surprise.

The neatness of the facade’s spotted-gum battens and crisply framed windows is offset by thick jacaranda branches that twist across the garden.
Projects | Jennifer McMaster | 19 Jul 2017

Essential extravagance: Jac House

This reductive addition to a four-room cottage by Panov Scott endeavours to “find the essential” and in doing so, embraces human comfort and cumulative experience.

The pitch of the new roof is followed internally to allow additional light into the interior.
Projects | Helen Norrie | 12 Apr 2017

Sharp pitch: Wilston Bungalow

The spirit and character of a modest postwar bungalow have been retained and celebrated by its architect-owner, who has reconnected the home to its backyard.

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