Inspired by architecture with the veneration for the past, the additions at Gibbon Street were imagined as a series of relic-like garden walls repurposed to accommodate a practical living environment. The philosophy implicit in this concept is the suspension of time, a wild experience, distinguished from the regularity of modern built environments.
The structures, within the undercroft of the original cottage, were conceived as a series of relic-like garden walls; beginning at the front, they meander under the existing cottage and finish at the rear of the side. Flanking internal and external areas, the walls dictate the experience of the observer – encouraging a slower place, directing their focus to the landscape. The added structures were conceived with a civic contribution in mind, particular attention was paid to the character of the streetscape and preservation of the landscape.