The existing residence is a ‘turn of the century’ double fronted cottage. The aim of the design was to maintain the current character by using the roof form as the basis for the extension.
At ground level, the cottage is brought back to its original form, by removing the small extension. The east – west axis is maintained through the interior, strengthening the ‘corridor’, which is common to this style of home. A link is created between the old and the new, using glazing and negatives on both sides as internalised green spaces. The form at the second storey takes cues from the existing roofline, minimising the impact it has at street level and allows the two forms, old and new, to sit comfortably as one.
The introduction of the ‘cat ear’ or the inverted roof line, allowed us to create the width necessary on the floor plate, to accommodate the master bedroom, the robe and the ensuite.
Location: Millswood, SA
Project team: Dave Bickmore, Graham Charbonneau, Olivier Martin
Collaborators: Kate Russo
Builder: Harrold & Kite
Photographer: David Sievers
Winner – Colorbond Steel Award – 2018 Australian Institute of Architects Awards (SA)
Winner – John Schenk Award for Alterations and Additions – 2018 Australian Institute of Architects Awards (SA)
Best in State SA – Residential Design – 2018 Australian Interior Design Awards
Silver – Built Environment – 2018 DIA Awards