Residential - Alterations and Additions
An double storey extension to a double fronted Edwardian house in Brighton.
Stretching down the southern side boundary, the extension is designed to re-orientate the living areas towards the northern exposure, opening the house to light and air. A set of retractable awnings are designed to extend the living area out to the garden, while providing shade from the summer sun.
A slender glazed light shaft cuts into the house bringing in a visual connection to the garden while acting as a subtle separation between the living and dining area.
Materially and formally, the house borrows cues from the original weatherboard dwelling to establish a connection between the new and the old. A house for a growing family of 4, the concept puts a equal balance between function and form to create a warm yet energetic family home.