What was the brief?
A key aspect of the client’s brief was to re-orientate the house and create a well-defined relationship with the street, the entry combines rendered and exposed brickwork with careful steel detailing defines the street corner. The exterior volumes of the home are notated with deftly positioned windows and awnings.
What were the key challenges?
The biggest challenge for this project was managing the major renovation of an old Modernist house and incorporating and transforming the house the monolithic style extension.
What materials did you choose and why?
Rendered and exposed brickwork with steel detailing was used for definition. As well as a lot oflarge glass windows- glass was a very important element in the project.
Material Used :
1. Facade cladding: BORAL Smooth Faced 10.71 90x390x90mm half height Hollow in 'Pearl Grey'. From Boral
2. Flooring: 250mm European oak prefinished timber flooring in 'Charcoal.' From 'Tongue n Groove.' Finished in matt oil finish.
3. Doors: Gainsborough door hardware with chrome plate mirror finish; Dulux Satine enamel paint in ‘Lexicon’; full-height solid timber doors.
4. Windows: Black powdercoated aluminium frames and sliding frames.
5. Roofing: Bluescope Steel Tradedeck Corrugated Colourbond roofing: ' and matching flashing and capping. Colour: Surfmist. New roof at 1 deg fall.
6. Interior lighting: General downlights. Antares AN.01.1401 'cellular' square adjustable halogen downlights. In white. From Euroluce Melbourne
7. Interior furniture: Rugs by Greg Natale for Designer Rugs; Knoll coffee tables and Minotti sofa, dining table and side tables from Dedece.